With the official announcement of Adobe that Flex will go Open source have basically changed the nature of the game for developing RIAs (Rich Internet Applications). Developers can now use the Flex SDK to freely develop and deploy Flex applications using either Adobe Flex Builder or an IDE of their choice. The source code for the Flex SDK will be available under the Mozilla Public License (MPL).
The Adobe Creative Suite 3 family offers you choice — in the combination of creative tools you master, the design disciplines you explore, and the richness and scope of content you create. This revolutionary new release includes six editions, each combining tightly integrated, industry-leading components that enable you to handle virtually any creative task.
Microsoft will soon be coming out with a direct competitor to Flash, Silverlight – a browser plugin that will deliver internet video, music and rich media content. It may be a dramatic change to the online video market if Silverlight supports direct streaming from Media Player Servers and play WMV files without having to adorn a chrome over the video.
Google will acquire DoubleClick for $3.1 billion. The all-cash buy-out is almost twice the amount Google spent to buy Youtube last year. The amount beats Microsoft who was bidding for the same at about $2 billion.
Jennifer Cooper is keen to point out that MixerCast has two of the top experts in Adobe Flash — out of only seven worldwide. Adobe’s aggressive push to create a leading web development platform around Flash could enable MixerCast to gain an edge over competitors.
The IT, ITES and BPO industry is India is not slowing down despite increasing cost of skilled workers and high attrition rate. The BPO industry in particular is looking ahead for more acquisitions, investments and other ways to increases its holdings, strength and productivity.
SWX (known as Tangent during its beta) stands for SWF Data Exchange Format. It’s a new way of working with data in Flash that uses simple SWF files to exchange data. SWX is the natural, native way to get data into Flash: You loadMovie(); your data!