Wednesday, September 30, 2009

MAX Online

I'm sure you'll be at Adobe MAX next week. I mean, all the stuff going on there, you have to show up, right? Besides, all the cool kids will be there. But suppose, just for a lark, that you can't make it. Maybe your leg gets caught in a wood chipper and you miss your flight. Maybe you can't find "Los Angeles" on a map. Maybe you'll be having so much fun playing with Flex 4 effects that you forget to go. What to do? Well, how about watching MAX online? There are lots of conference goodies that will be posted in realtime and real-soon-time, so that you can watch them online. In particular:
  • Keynotes: The keynotes on October 5th and 6th will be streamed live.
  • Top Sessions: The top three sessions each day will be recorded and posted by 8 P.M. California time that evening.
  • All Sessions: All of the technical sessions will be recorded next week and will be posted on Sunday, October 11th.
For all of these things, go to the online site to register (http://max.adobe.com/online/), and check back there when its time for the shows. Sure, it's not as much fun as being there. But it's more fun that getting caught in a wood chipper again.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

suppose I can't make it because admission is $600... not so far-fetched of an idea...

Chet Haase said...

Yeah, there could certainly be other reasons you couldn't make it. I just tried to enumerate some of the more common ones as an example.

Viv said...

By the way if you are a student then the whole event is only $ 200 for you!!!!

Viv said...

By the way Chet - one may a "personal" question -
since you have extensive experience in JAVA then why are not you posting any JAVA-FLEX, JAVA-AIR tutorials? I am sure there is a great demand for these server side communication tutorials. Your "short", "precise" tutorial style will will help the community.....

Chet Haase said...

@Viv: Good question....
I think my focus on Flex comes from an innate desire to talk about things I actually understand.
Since I started on the Flex team, I've been focused solely on the client side, and on animation and graphics in particular. So that's what I'm comfortable discussing. I can do some amount of Java-Flex comparison, which is where my AS34J articles came from, but otherwise I'm just sticking to the bits I'm actually working on.
I agree that the client-server part of Flex is one of the more powerful and attractive parts of the platform, so tutorials that cover talking to a Java back-end would be useful. But for now, I'll have to leave that deep topic for others. Maybe after this release I'll have a chance to poke my head out of my cave and look into other topics...