Friday, August 11, 2006

Flash Anniversary Celebrations

Couple of posts on Mike Chambers blog regarding anniversary celebrations.

First, a podcast of an online discussion between Mike Chambers, Mike Downey, Kevin Lynch and Eric Whitman on the history of Flash.

Secondly, video of Flash 10 Year anniversary held at Adobe / former Macromedia HQ in San Francisco.

Also, check out recording of Mike Downey's radio interview about Flash 10 years anniversary.


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Happy Anniversary Flash!

Flash is now 10 years old!! I came in contact with Flash roughly 7 years ago. We used to work on Flash 3 that time. Time, people and the world has evolved and so has Flash. We now work on Flash 8 (already one year old) with features we would have never imagined.

It all started with as SmartSketch, an illustration program for the stylus-driven Tablet PC. It was created by John Gay and Robert Tatsumi of Future Wave Software. The next version of the product renamed FutureSplash Animator came in 1996. Macromedia purchased Future Wave in December 1996 and renamed the product Flash. The rest, as they say is history.

Adobe is celebrating this event in a big way. Also, there are interview by Mike Downey, Flash Product Manager on cnet news and wired news.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Been 2 years Blogging

I was going through my blog's archives when I realized that it's been 2 years since I started blogging. I started off after getting inspired by couple of co-workers and friends who started blogging at almost the same time.

I really don't know how many people read my blog or are regular visitors, but in case you are one of them, a big thanks. Do keep coming and I hope I can offer some interesting reads.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

IFBIN goes open source cause "Programming is Hard"

Actually these should be 2 different posts but I decided to combine them.

Firstly, IFBIN is now completely free to anybody and everybody, which means that all Flash 8 Source files are now free to download, amongst hundreds of other examples by some of the best developers in our community.

Also, Programming is Hard is a code snippet repository that covers a number of useful languages, including Actionscript. You can download and upload your code snippets to help the community.

So, some great stuff online for free now. Enough reasons to go and learn some new stuff.