Announcing public beta of Flash Builder 4 & Flash Catalyst

June 1, 2009

Here is the day you have all been waiting for. Flex Builder has got a redesign and power packed with new features and titled Flash Builder 4 and one of the most awaited software from the Adobe stable Flash Catalyst is finally available for the public…

Go ahead and check it out… Here are some links to get you started:

And watch this space for more videos, tutorials, and sneek peaks into Flash Builder 4 & all the new additions to the Flash Platform. From now on, I will tag all those posts as “Flash Platform”…


Announcing Adobe Flash Platform Tools Preview – 3rd June 2009

May 25, 2009

I am sure you have all been hearing about the new and exciting tools that we at Adobe have been building. We will preview many of these new innovations – Adobe Flash Builder (formerly known as Flex Builder), Adobe Flash Catalyst, upcoming versions of LiveCycle and BlazeDS at the “Adobe Flash Platform Tools Preview” to be held on 3rd June 2009 at Taj Residency in Bangalore. You can read more about the event by visiting our website.

Entry to this event is by invitation only. If you would like to join us for this event (it is an evening event with dinner:) drop me an email with your name, company, designation and contact number to  rrao (at) adobe (dot) com and I will send you an invite. Seats availabe on a FCFS basis. SOLD OUT! See you on June 3rd :)


Detecting your Flash Player Version

March 10, 2009

The Capabilities Class in the flash.system package is perhaps a class that most people do not use. It is a very useful class that contains several useful properties and functions that can provide a world of information. I use the class regularly for finding the screen-resolution for my AIR apps using the screenResolutionX and screenResolutionY properties.

Here’s a small app using the class that detects the Flash Player Version and the player type – Debug or Release. This can be used as a FlashPlayer Version Checker.

Application | Source


Adobe nominated for Developer Awards @ GIDS – Vote

February 25, 2009

GIDS (Great Indian Developer Summit) is an annual event that happens in India (where else) featuring sessions and workshops by top companies… Me, Harish, Sujit, Anirudh and Ramesh are going to be there along with CF wiz-guys Rakshith & Hemanth for the event. We have several sessions and a workshop lined up from Adobe.

GIDS also has a Developer Awards along with it under many categories… Adobe has several products under various categories… vote for it and let Adobe outshine everyone at the awards.

  • Development Environments – Flex Builder
  • Web Development – Flash Platform & ColdFusion
  • Mobile Development – Device Central
  • Frameworks – Flex
  • Collaboration Solution – Acrobat Connect
  • Security – LiveCycle Rights Management ES

Trivia: CF won the best Web Development Platform last year and this time we have 7 nominations

Vote Here


Adobe riathon – registrations open…

November 20, 2008

If you are a Flex/ Flash /  AIR developer in India and think you can be the one behind the coolest of all  RIAs, you cannot afford to miss this event! Put on your RIA development shoes, build the coolest app that you can imagine and send it to us on or before 26th November 2008. If your application catches our attention, you will be invited to a very special event on the 29th of November at Grand Ashok, Bangalore where the top applications will go on stage for a demo showdown! This is your chance to Flash your design skills, Flex your coding muscles and AIR your demos in front of an elite judge panel & the Adobe community.

The Grand winner / winning team will walk away with a groovy Apple IPhone.

The runners up will take home with them a Sony home theater system.

What’s more, there are loads of IPod Nano’s, shuffles and Adobe branded goodies to be won.

This event also brings to you  an exclusive preview on the new developments in the Adobe Flash Platform. Experience the Flash Catalyst (code name Thermo), Gumbo(code name for the upcoming version of Flex) ,FXG and Flash Player 10.

Register today at http://adoberiathon.eventbrite.com

For more information and contest rules & regulations, please visit http://adoberiathon.wordpress.com


riathon – An RIA Hackathon by Adobe India. Coming soon!

October 24, 2008

<riathon>:: hack . play . win – the Adobe way.

The Flash & Flex community in India are a set of passionate individuals who really love the platform. Adobe is bringing a RIA Hackathon for designers and developers on the Adobe Technology Platform (i.e. Flash, Flex & AIR)

Come join us for a day of fun, take a crack at creating amazing RIAs with your favorite Adobe platform and win fabulous prizes.

If you are interested, leave your details here and we’ll get back to you…


Flash Local Content Updater

September 24, 2008

[This is an FYI post and is a copy paste from the Adobe Flash Player Downloads page :)]

The Local Content Updater (LCU) is a free command-line utility that can add, remove, or check for local-with-networking privileges, operating on one or many SWFs. This tool allows you to change the security sandbox that the SWF file operates in when it is played as a local file in Flash Player 8 and above. <!–For more information, see the article Security Changes in Flash Player 8. –>

C++ source code for the Local Content Updater is also available. Download the source code if you wish to see how the Local Content Updater works, port it to another platform, investigate bugs, integrate it into scripts, etc.

Checkout the FlashPlayer Security Sandbox details here [http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/html/05B_Security_04.html#124443]