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Adobe's AIR cross-platform run time, which used to be called Apollo

Adobe AIR for Linux updated

There doesn't seem to have been much fanfare as yet, but over on Adobe Labs the Linux version of the AIR run time was updated yesterday, and is now 'nearly feature complete'.

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Scotch on the Rocks, day 3 (live)

Sean Corfield, Event driven programming in ColdFusion
richer ui interfaces require more interaction (and less structured flow) than simply responding to clicks
decouple where things happen from what happens with them
multiple handlers for an event, how to define this:
configuration - ModelGlue, Mach-II, JavaScript and Flex
flex is more implict than JavaScript or CF frameworks - combobox listens to events on the dataProvider by itself.
convention - event user.list maps to user CFC list() method

Scotch on the Rocks, day 2 (live)

Borre Wessel, Modularizing Flex, Cairngorm & Modules
adds complexity - do you have a good reason i.e. large, slow to start applicataion, is code easy to share cross project (i.e. a well written component)
main application (in applicationDomain hierarchy) needs to have ref to any class shared across module
rsl (non-framework) actualy make your app bigger, but are stored in the browser cache, so if your next app needs same one that will be faster to start

Scotch on the Rocks, day 1 (live)

Key note
Cf8 and beyond
Cf8 'doing very well' no more 8.releases
Cf open proc. Initive, open bugs, hurrah. More open to community, share control of new features etc. Built in frameworks, etc.
Claude englebert is emea cf adobe contact, one at last.
'cool' air/flex intergration, number 1 item is improved developer experince. Ide straw poll, eclipse massive win.
CF isnt just web apps anymore, your code hooks to Flex, AIR, PDF etc now.
Lcds bundeled with cf8, much easier then cf7 horror.

Cairngorm to be fully open sourced

In his 'I'm back' post, Steven Webster (Technical Director of Adobe Consulting) says of the popular Flex/AIR Cairngorm framework:

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