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Adobe announced today the release of the Adobe Media Player. This new product is sure to get the attention of video content producers as it hosts a slew of features that will make it attractive from a distribution perspective. Key features include:
In addition, through their partner program, Adobe will allow content publishers to brand and theme the video player as well as targeted advertising opportunities for specific marketing campaigns.
As you can see in the image above, the Food Network has specifically targeted advertising for their channel and this is the type of opportunity Adobe is offering to its partners.
More details about Adobe Media Player are available at http://www.adobe.com/go/mp
Feb 25, 2008 Comments Off
The AIR runtime and SDK has gone through an especially long beta cycle (since June 2007) to ensure that both security and compatibility with existing frameworks was achieved. Some key new and/or updated features include:
Adobe's Flash-based RIA development platform, Flex, continues to mature and has been picking up steam in both the corporate space as well as sites such as blist and Scrapblog who have embraced Flex whole-heartedly. Some of the new features in Flex 3.0 include:
One of the most compelling parts of the Flex announcement is the fact that Adobe has released the Flex SDK under the open source Mozilla Public License.
Adobe is working hard to raise the bar in the RIA space by giving developers more tools with great functionality. 2008 is panning out to be an interesting year in web development.
Oct 19, 2007 Comments Off
It looks like within the next 5-10 years, Adobe will have completely transitioned all of their desktop applications to an Internet-based subscription model. Via Reuters:
Adobe Systems Inc. is working to deliver all of its software via the Web as a service rather than a packaged product, but the transition to earn money from subscriptions or advertising could take a decade.
Adobe, a leading maker of graphic and Web design software, earns most of its money through the sales of packaged software that runs locally on a computer's hard drive but it has started offering some of its applications online as service.
Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Adobe Chief Executive Bruce Chizen said running software on the desktop is still optimal for most of its customers, but that will change over time.
This is going to be interesting but I'd like to see how they're going to offer a full-blown Photoshop experience (not a trimmed down version) via the Internet.
Full article here
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Adobe has released AIR Beta 2.
Migration instructions (moving from Beta 2 to Beta 1)
AIR HTML Security FAQ (covers additional changes)
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On CF-Talk, there's been an ongoing thread about Railo's blazing performance. Railo has always been known for its blazing speed and I'm glad people are finally taking notice.
David Low posted an interesting speed comparison between CF8 & Railo. David's tests show Railo clearly outperforming CF8 and by a healthy margin.
This must've really set some things in motion because Adobe decided to run their own performance comparison. Adobe's Damon Cooper posted the following performance stats on CF-Talk today and I have to say I was impressed & surprised by CF8's results:
“OVERVIEW: In all load tests here, we see ColdFusion 8 outperform Railo
All tests were run with 100 Virtual users on Windows 2003 Sp2 Server with dual 3.60GHz CPU's and 2GB RAM.
Because we do not support TomCat running on Beta virtualization software ( Apple Bootcamp ) the following tests were run on a fully supported server platform.
The following tests mirror some of the tests that were posted on your blog.
Test 1. Simple CFM page outputting a string.
Test 2: Simple MySQL query returning 241 records.
Test 3: Simple page with 5 cfincludes:
I'm not sure why in your testing you are seeing CF 8 take one second longer for queries to MySQL. Railo ships with an older MySQL driver ( MySQL Connector/J 3.0.1 ). CF 8 ships with MySQL Connector 5.0.5. In our testing, CF 8 and the newer driver were substantially faster when running queries.”
These results show that ColdFusion 8 outperforms Railo! That was a real stunner especially in light of David's results.
This looks like its going to turn into an interesting debate.
Aug 1, 2007 Comments Off
Adobe's Jason Delmore just sent me a bunch of “Powered By” logos for ColdFusion 8. These are fresh of the presses!
Jul 30, 2007 Comments Off
Rey Bango is Stephen Fry proof thanks to caching by WP Super Cache