Reading another funny document by Adobe

February 16th, 2012 by Yakov Fain

Today Adobe released another document that brought tears into my eyes. Why they think that people are dumb? Why not just say, “We couldn’t figure out how to monetize Flex and we’re getting rid of the ballast”? Adobe is a… continue reading

The Rumors of Flash Player’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated

November 14th, 2011 by Yakov Fain

This morning ZD Net published an article stating the Adobe will cease development of Flash Player on Mobile in favor of packaging mobile applications in Adobe AIR. The Flash Player haters quickly picked up this news and to draw attention… continue reading

Adobe and TV – ready for prime time?

April 26th, 2009 by Anatole Tartakovsky

On Monday, Adobe announced Flash Lite 3 platform to be a part of new TV sets/cable boxes – coming mid 09. It can be big breakthrough – even revolution – for the consumers. Or, without enough independent players, it can… continue reading

The spec of AMF 3 is published

February 2nd, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Action Message Format (AMF) is a protocol that is used to serialize the data coming into Flash Player or going out to other programming environments that need to communicate with Flash Player. Say, if you create in Java an instance… continue reading

Adobe gears toward Google Gears

May 30th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Something new is cooking in the Google software pot. It’s called Google Gears, which is a new way to create offline Web applications. “Google Gears (BETA) is an open source browser extension that enables web applications to provide offline functionality… continue reading

Running Smalltalk programs in Flash Player?

May 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Next year, Silverlight’s DLR should be able to run programs written in several languages and Smalltalk was not one of them. Today I ran into a very interesting post by a guy who is writing a Smalltalk compiler for DLR… continue reading

Not yet another photo album application. Wow!

March 26th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Just stop doing what you’re doing and watch this Youtube video now…Talking about best practices in creating GUI… I teach Flex at NYU, but little did I know about amazing experiments that are going on in the labs of this… continue reading

I need to learn from Jeff

February 21st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I met with Jeff Whatcott from Adobe a couple of times, and have to admit that he’s a top-notch professional product manager. He knows how to talk the talk, and I mean it. But let me explain you what I… continue reading

Rich Internet Applications: State of the Union

February 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

We are entering an era of Rich Internet Applications (RIA), and many enterprise development managers are facing the dilemma – which way to go – remain with tried and true Java or .Net technologies or less know yet AJAX, Flex,… continue reading

What Java and Zurich have in common

February 3rd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Last month, on my way home from my annual skiing vacation I spent a day in Zurich, Switzerland with may family and friends. This city is very nice and clean with well maintained buildings, large windows with watches, silver and… continue reading