I took a webinar yesterday about developing music applications with Flex and distributing them as AIR applications.
During the class, a fellow student shared this great ‘Flex for Designers’ resource.
I have been researching different open source programs that I can develop different projects on. I decided to download Aptana and have enjoyed the interface which seemed intuitive to me.
I am not really interested in becoming a designer ‘per se’ nor do I want to be a programmer of applications… but there is a crossover area of user interface/instructional design/web design that I feel is being addressed by these IDE/SDK solutions. I’m pretty excited about the ability to develop, research and continue to push the projects forward using the same files, definitions and suites.
I was invited to a user’s group at Adobe last night. They served us beer, sandwiches, pizza, etc.. Then we were wowed by a discussion of the new products coming out, including Flex3, AIR, CS3, Thermo and others. These are generally development tools for applications, websites, and project management.
I hope to be a part of how these exciting products are developed, deployed and re-designed.
In preparation for the conference, I had downloaded Flex2 to mess around with. I was intrigued by the notice that it was free ($499 value) to educators. For those that qualify (teachers/staff) you can apply at the Adobe site.
A detailed article is at Campus Technology