Cross-Platform on a Platform Evangelist’s desk…

May 29, 2008

Today there was a rare occurrence where I had an awesome cross-platform setup on my desk for an experiment I was running. This is how my desk looked this evening:

Let me outline the setup for you (from L-R):

  • My T61 with Windows XP
  • My Desktop PC with Windows Vista and Ubuntu on VMWare
  • My PPC G5 with Mac OSX 10.4
  • Intel based iMAC with Mac Leopard OSX 10.5 (thanks to one of my colleagues)

I was trying a broadcast application (with the web-cam in the center) in conjunction with FMS with clients connecting into the stream from various OSs both with web & AIR Clients… It was fun 🙂


Adobe AIR vs Microsoft Silverlight

May 23, 2008

I cant’s crib enough about the people who take the name of AIR & Silverlight in the same breath, as these are as similar as apples and … well non-apples. It makes it even frustrating that knowledgeable people are also doing the same mistake !!!

Peter Elst launched a campaign called “AIR not Equal to Silverlight” is I think a brilliant way of countering this misconception. There might be a hidden agenda, purposefully trying to confuse the public and we must do what we can to counter it.

I urge all the passionate Flex/AIR developers out there to post this badge (or a similar one, go wild with your imagination) to acertain this fact.


@ GIDS, Bangalore – My presentation on Flex, Java & CF

May 22, 2008

Here is the link to the presentation that I am doing at the Great Indian Developer Summit at Bangalore on 22nd May 2008


BEA and Adobe @ Pune & Mumbai – My presentation

May 8, 2008

Here is the link to the presentation that I am doing at the BEA Dev2Dev Techdays at Pune (on 8th) & Mumbai (on 9th)…


Are you a Flex Developer? Want to work for Adobe in Bangalore?

May 7, 2008

Our Web Team in Adobe Bangalore works on various projects on adobe.com

Rao, who is heading the Web Team is looking for experienced Flex Developers to work on projects for Adobe. Experience with Flex & ActionScript is expected. A good knowledge of Cairngorm framework is highly desirable.

If you are interested, drop me a mail (you can find my id on the top-right of this blog page in the contacts pod)…


MXN aka Adobe Feeds and other News!

May 6, 2008

I am speaking at BEA Dev2Dev Tech Days

May 5, 2008

I will be speaking at the BEA Dev2Dev Techdays on May 8th in Pune & May 9th in Mumbai. I will be showing how to build RIAs with Flex upon the BEA WebLogic platform. Checkout the details of the event here… The venues in the two places are:

Pune (8th May):

Time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: Hotel Aurora Towers
Moledina Road, Camp
Pune – 411001

Mumbai (9th May):

Time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: The Leela
Nr. Sahar International Airport
Marol, Andheri (East)
Mumbai – 400059

I am also gonna be a part of the Pune Flex User Group meeting at Symbiosis Pune on the 7th evening. You can contact Anand Vardhan for more details… I’ll put up some as soon as I have them too 🙂

See ya all at the BEA Dev2Dev Conference or at the Pune FUG…