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"Getting Started With Adobe AIR (how to build cool stuff)", with Matt Gifford

Our 12pm (US ET) talk on Thursday July 8 will be "Getting Started With Adobe AIR (aka how to build cool 'stuff')" with Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh.
TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker) So, you want to build a killer desktop application, but unsure about your application descriptor or how to manage it? Perhaps you want to build a cross-platform tool to destroy all others and harness the power of your ColdFusion applications, but don't know your AS3 from your elbow? During this session, we will embrace the RIA functionality and features on offer when developing desktop applications with Adobe AIR. From the initial creation of the project, we will cover the core foundations of building your desktop application using Flex, how to incorporate your existing ColdFusion skills and back-end components to power your application, and how to keep your users happy by writing the auto-update feature to constantly give them the best of the best. Ideal for anyone new to AIR or Flex, and a must for anyone who wants to take their development skills to the next level and create feature-rich desktop applications.
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at
SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker) Matt Gifford is Lead Developer with Fuzzy Orange, specializing in ColdFusion, Flex and AIR development. Having worked on projects for organisations such as BT, Abbey Bank, United Nations Environment Programme and Landrover UK, he has also written articles for Net Tuts (online), .net and Web Designer magazines, and is an author for PACKT publishing. A regular speaker at conferences across Europe, when not staring down a screen, Matt can be found gigging at pubs and events or building an unhealthy relationship with his gaming consoles.
WHEN: Thurs. July 8, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)
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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was ok. There was good content. I think that the presenter needs to be aware that there are many different levels of understanding with these technologies and some of the questions that were asked showed that to be true.
    Its always good to have the source code available for the audience because it gives us a chance to digest and understand the content of the presentation.

    July 10, 2010

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