PlayScript, AS3 on steroids, powered by Mono

Zynga released this week an open-source project called PlayScript, allowing ActionScript 3 developers to target mobile platforms leveraging the Mono runtime. For the context, Mono is an open-source implementation of the .NET runtime, with support for C#, F# and other languages. You want to develop or reuse a library developed with these languages? Like an AI library using beautiful F#? No problem. (F# anyone?) Mono, allows you to target mobile

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Speaking at Max 2013

Adobe Max is coming on May 4-8th in Los Angeles and I will be giving 2 sessions:  Adobe Scout: Profiling Taken to the Next Level – Monday 3:30 PM – 515B (link - http://tinyurl.com/c8xs9vf) Description: Discover how you can perform advanced profiling of your Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR content across mobile and desktop. Profiling in Flash Player has been revolutionized, and Gavin Peacock and Thibault Imbert from the Adobe Scout

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SWF and AMF3 specifications update

We are really happy to announce that we just updated the SWF (SWF19) and AMF3 specs with the latest information. I promised this to you guys a long time ago, this will give you the latest details if you are working with both formats. Some things were either missing inaccurate in both specs, so we fixed that. The AMF3 specification had some types missing like Vector and Dictionary that we introduced in Flash

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Understanding Flash Player with Adobe Scout

Michael and Mark from the Scout team just published an awesome article on the internals of Flash Player and how it relates to Scout. I am sure you guys will love it. The article is available here on Devnet. The article starts with an overview, then dives into details like how Flash Player instances work, the core components, ActionScript 3 event handling and how “core loop”, the beating heart of

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Just received the Starling books! Grab one!

What a cool surprise today, I received the print copies of the Starling book. For recall, the book has been available for a year now at O’Reilly’s website as a downloadable ebook. I read lots of digital books but I still enjoy reading stuff the old school way, I am sure you do too. Adobe ordered some hard copies that we will be able to distribute at some events. It

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