Getting on the Flex Highway – How to get up to speed with Flex (done)

June 20, 2007

Thank you all for attending the seminar…

Sorry about the glitches with the audio. I guess the bandwidth got chocked.

The seminar was in 2 parts.

  1. Introduction to Flex
  2. Get up to speed with Flex

To view the recording and download the presentation go to this link (and see the 3rd Seminar). It links to the flexapacseminars project on google code. The audio seems to have a bit of lag…

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Getting on the Flex Highway – How to get up to speed with Flex

June 18, 2007

I would like to invite you all to a this week’s Flex APAC Tech Wednesday eSeminar. We have it scheduled on 20th June 2007. At 4pm IST.
You can check for the local time at your city by clicking this link: World Clock…

Topic : Getting on the Flex Highway – How to get up to speed with Flex

The session is a non-technical one… intended for people who are getting started with Flex and covers the set of resources that they can tap into for the same… It intends to collate the diverse set of resources available on the net for this purpose…

Duration : I hope to finish in 60 mins 🙂

Connect URL : http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/flexapacseminar/


Flex APAC eSeminar files on Google Code

June 7, 2007

During the last seminar, people complained of having lots of problems accessing the URLs of the eSeminars recordings & files. I thought we could collate it a single place. So I have gone ahead and created a Flex APAC Seminars Google Code Project which will host all the resources used in the eSeminars.

You can access the following information there…

  • Use the Wiki tab to find what each of the eSeminars contained. It has a wholesome info on what the seminar was on, when it was done, the host and the topic. It also provides links to the recordings and the zipped archives of the files & resources used in the seminar.
  • Use the Download tab to directly download the files (you can also go to the wiki and download from the link there)

For convenience, I have split the wiki into pages, each having information on 10 eSeminars. You can use this to access all the resources connected to each of the seminars. Do send me if you have any suggestions on this.


Flex APAC eSeminar series 2 – AS3 for OO Programmers

June 7, 2007

We had the second edition of the Flex APAC eSeminar Series yesterday. Harish from the Flex team here took the session on “AS3 for OO Programmers”. I was there with him to help with the logistics and to take the questions when Harish was doing the presentation.

It went off very well, much more successful than the initial trial run. We had a total attendance of 67 people, though mostly from India. Moving forward, we want the rest of APAC to actively participate too. We are working towards that.

Harish covered basics of AS3 and some nuances like converting an MXML code to AS and the component lifecycle workflow and things. I think it he did a great job. What’s more, there was a lot of interaction with and within the community which was very encouraging. Follow the following links for more details

  1. Link to the recording of the connect session
  2. Link to the resources/ppts/files, used in the presentation

Looking forward to meeting more of you in the seminars to come 🙂


FLEX APAC Tech Wednesday e-Seminars

May 16, 2007

Well, it has been a long wait… From the time when John Koch was here in March, the talk of having an Adobe “backed” Flex Community in Asia has been doing rounds. We have quite an enthusiastic community in South Korea and Japan and smaller ones in countries like China & India.

We in India have taken a giant step by launching Flex Communities in Chennai & Bangalore (the two premiere IT destinations in the country). Read more about this on Mrinal’s Blog

But our vision is to grow the communities in APAC and also bring them together on a platform, where they can interact and share knowledge. We at Adobe are commited to make this happen.

In in conjunction with this, we at the Flex Team in Bangalore (especially Prayank Swaroop, our Flex Evangelist) have kick started a series called the “Adobe Flex APAC Online Tech Seminars“, which is essentially a mirror of a similar initiative in the US called “Tech Wednesdays“.

This week was the first edition of the series, where we had Prayank talk about FlexUnit (an equivalent of JUnit in Flex). He also did a demonstration on how to write these tests and execute them on FlexBuilder.

There were 21 participants and for a first time venture, I count it to be quite a success… For those who missed the event, you can see the recording of the session by clicking the link below.

Testing Using FlexUnit by Prayank Swaroop

Though Prayank keeps re-iterating that this was a test run, I thought it was a trial only in the sense that there were some audio issues in setting up the meeting. So i suggest people to skip the first 10 minutes or so of the recording as this is all about the initial setup of the meeting.

We plan this to be a weekly/bi-weekly affair and the timings are around 4 p.m. IST(Indian Standard Time). This timing is to facilitate people from the Pacific Rim (namely Japan, Korea, Singapore…etc) to join in with us at a time that is not too late for them.

Do send the comments on this session and also, any suggestions on what you would like to see in the upcoming sessions. You can also volunteer to host some sessions yourself. Drop me or Prayank a mail and we’ll get back to you.

Go FLEX !!!

Addendum (May 17th) – Prayank just posted the presentation and the source files on his blog. You can download them by clicking on this link…