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Flex Developer Derby Contest. Flex 2.0


Adobe is hosting the Flex Developer Derby Contest. Flex 2.0 delivers an integrated set of tools and technology that enables developers to build and deploy scalable rich Internet applications. This is very exiting :)

There are cool Prizes too…Six winners will each receive:A 42-inch Samsung plasma TV plus a Microsoft Xbox 360. See TV specs. Your application showcased on Adobe’s website, along with an application name and description and a link to your personal website or blog (if applicable) Your application showcased in Adobe’s booth at the JavaOne Conference, May 16–19, 2006, in San Francisco Early bird submission prizes:

In addition, the first 25 developers who submit applications that are chosen to be posted in our online showcase gallery will receive a US$50 electronic gift certificate to Amazon.com. Applications must meet eligibility requirements set by the Terms and Conditions.
Following are categories for building applications.Product Configurators/Self-Service Guided Applications Components and Gadgets Data Dashboards Mashups Communication/Collaboration Just Freakin’ Cool (aka Wild Card) “Contest is available only in the United States and Canada” :(I hope that Adobe will conduct contest for other regions soon…

Increase the Frame Rates of Your Flash Movies


Cover Story: How to Increase the Frame Rates of Your Flash Movies — Flash in its essence began as a tool for creating vector animations on the web. The Flash Player was designed specifically as a lightweight animation viewer to display those moving vector objects which are in their simplest form, mathematical equations that describe complex shapes made up of points, lines, curves and fills. However, nowadays developers and designers are using Flash to do a lot more than just animation, today we see Flash being used for everything from interactive banner ads to games and large applications with complex user interfaces. We are now pushing Flash to its limits and our frame rates are starting to suffer as we continue to develop content that is more application centric.

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Microsoft & Google Battle Along


Microsoft is going to announce a major decision today, and that is to make the Office formats open access.

Microsoft is going to make the MS Office file formats for Word, Excel and PowerPoint available to ECMA International, the standards body, which will develop the documentation and make it available to the industry.

Using the documentation others will be able to write their own editors which can generate MS office documents and also this will mean that one no longer needs to have a licensed copy of MS Office to open or edit Office documents.

ECMA will take at least 18 months to make these formats available and it will be another 24 months before we can expect any meaningful applications can be created to make this available to the public.

Now this make it very clear that Microsoft has an alternate product due to Demo in 12 to 18 months which will replace the need for MS Office.

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Introducing Flex 2 with Flash Player 8.5


Macromedia has introduced Flex 2 product line. Flex is a powerful product to develop Rich Internet Applications which has powerful client runtime, programming model, development environment and data services.

Flex 2 is coming up with following:
Macromedia Flex Framework 2
Macromedia Flex Charting Components 2
Macromedia Flex Builder 2
Macromedia Flex Enterprise Services 2

Read More about Flex 2 at

Flash 8 Easter Egg


There are 3 Easter eggs (A message hidden in the object code of a program as a joke, intended to be found by persons disassembling or browsing the code) hidden in the about box of Flash 8.

Have a look at flash Easter Egg @ http://www.buraks.com/f8egg/

Birthday at macromedia

Today is my birthday. It was great day at office. We enjoyed a lot as we were celebrating birthday of macromedia Bangalore also.

Catch some photos here >>

The Making of Flash 8


This is one of the best examples of teamwork. Macromedia has shipped outstanding product Flash8.

Check exciting video of “The Making of Flash 8”.

Thanks to flash team and everyone who helped to build great product :)

Studio8 Now Shipping.

Macromedia is shipping a waited product Studio8. This is a big release after 2 years.

Studio8 includes following products:

Dreamweaver 8

Flash Professional 8

Fireworks 8

Contribute 3

FlashPaper 2

Visit Macromedia site for more information.

CAT Experience


I was silent form many days because I was preparing for CAT Exam. 20th November 2005, was the day of battle where 170,000 minds try there best to win the seat of IIM, I was one of those.

I had planned my strategy to crack the exam but looking at the surprises in paper I had to do lot of on ground changes in strategy at the time of battle.

Overall exam was good and this was the good experience to appear for a competitive exam and challenge own limits.

You can find out detailed analysis of exam on IMS website www.imsindia.com

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