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Nokia Developer Champion of the Month for March

I have been selected Nokia Developer Champion of the Month March - big thanks to Nokia Developer Champion program!

Nokia Developer Champion Pasi Manninen shares his new Windows Phone skill in an award-winning series of Wiki articles. An independent publisher based in Jyväskylä, Finland, Pasi has successful titles in Nokia Store and Windows Phone Marketplace.

His Finnkino Elokuvat app in Windows Phone Marketplace allows users to see film times and movie trailers for the Finnkino Theatre chain in Finland. To create the app he loads and parses XML data from the theatre's web site, and he shares his techniques with the community. Pasi recently shared additional work he has done creating a Snake game and Weather Forecast app for Windows Phone 7.

As a Nokia Developer Champion since 2009, Pasi's creativity and willingness to share continue to inspire the entire developer community."



Adobe Developer Week 2011 – June 20-24

During developer week you can learn how to build expressive mobile, web, and desktop apps with the newly released Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5. Live eSeminars are free and those are presented by Adobe technology experts.


  • Introduction to Flex 4.5 and Flash Builder 4.5
  • What’s new in Flex 4.5
  • New Features in Flash Builder 4.5
  • Flex and PHP Integrated Development with Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP
  • Build Your First Mobile Application With Flex 4.5
  • Architecting Flex Applications For Re-Use Across Web, Desktop and Mobile
  • Multi-Density and Multi-Platform Authoring for Smart Phones and Tablets With Flex 4.5 SDK
  • Migrating from Flex 3 to Flex 4.5: Understanding Changes from Halo to Spark
  • Creating Expressive Applications with Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst
  • Building Mobile Applications for BlackBerry Playbook
  • Coding Productivity Features in Flash Builder 4.5
  • Next Generation Application Development for the Enterprise
  • Building Data Driven Flex and Java Applications
  • Flex and BlazeDS Integration with Spring
  • Maximizing Flex Application Performance (Mobile and Desktop)
  • Creating Performant Skins and Item Renderers for Mobile Applications
  • Anatomy of an Enterprise Mobile Application Built with Flex 4.5

You can register here: Adobe Developer Week 2011

Adobe Launches CS5.5

New version of Adobe CS5.5 is launched. A lot of is happening specially in mobile and device world - Flash Builder 4.5 developing mobile applications for Android, iOS, and Blackberry Tablet OS. It is time to start write some new tutorials, but meantime you can go with these links and see what's new there actually is:
- Adobe Introduces CS5.5 Product Line
- What's new in Flash Builder 4.5
- Adobe And Zend Launch Flash Builder 4.5 For PHP Development
- Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 Accelerate Mobile App Development for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS
- Adobe Technology Sneaks 2011 - Adobe TV
- What's new in CS5.5 Design Premium
- Mobile development using Adobe Flex 4.5 SDK and Flash Builder 4.5

Adobe® Developer Week

Adobe is holding free Developer Week at May 10 - 14, 2010. Live webinars includes new Adobe CS5 technologies like: Adobe Flash Platform, Flex, Flash Builder, AIR and interactive Q&A sessions.

Full session list:

  • Welcome and Introduction to the Adobe® Flash® Platform
  • Building Multi-Screen Applications with the Adobe® Flash® Platform and Adobe® Creative Suite® 5
  • New Features in Adobe® Flex® 4 Framework
  • New Features in Adobe® Flash® Builder™ 4
  • Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 for Developers
  • Building Mobile Applications with Adobe® Flash® Professional™ CS5: Create a Game
  • What's New in Adobe® Flash® Builder™ for Java Developers
  • New Features in Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1
  • Creating Sexy Applications with the Adobe® Flash® Platform: Designer-Developer Workflow
  • A Basic CRUD Application with Zend AMF and Adobe® Flex 4
  • Adobe® Flash® Builder™ 4 and Adobe® ColdFusion® 9
  • Advanced Features In Adobe® Flex®
  • AS34J: ActionScript 3 for Java Developers
  • Adobe® Flash® Platform and
  • Adobe® Flash® Builder™ for Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS5 Users
  • What’s New in Adobe® Flash® Builder™ for PHP Developers
  • Using Advanced Features with Adobe® Flex® & PHP
  • Adobe® ColdFusion® 9 and Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5
  • Adobe® Flex® and BlazeDS Integration with SpringSource
  • Building Desktop Applications with Adobe® AIR® 2.0

More informations and registration.

Forum Nokia Wiki: Contributor of the Month – March/2010

I wrote Flash Lite related articles and code examples to Forum Nokia Wiki and the Wiki Administrators selected me  to Contributor of the Month.  It is big honor to me - thanks! My articles covers features of APIBridge and S60 Platform Services API for Flash Lite.

"Forum Nokia honors one member every month for their outstanding contribution to our community’s Wiki. The contributor of the month is awarded a new S60 device. The honor is given to people that have contributed outstanding work for the month in number of articles and quality of the articles."

Articles and Flash Lite source codes:
* Capturing and uploading image, video or audio files to server with Flash Lite and APIBridge
* Creating Image Gallery with Flash Lite and APIBridge
* Display contact information and locations in Google Maps with Flash Lite 3.1

Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 SDK released

A long wait is now over and you can download/buy Flash Builder 4 and the Flex SDK. A lot of usefull informations can be found for example in the Official Flex Team blog, What's new in Flash Builder 4, What's new in Flex 4 and Differences between Flex 3 and 4.

Adobe provides a free copy of Flash Builder 4 standard for students, faculty and staff of eligible educational institutions. Download form can be found here.

Adobe Community Professionals for 2010

Adobe Community Experts has a new name: Adobe Community Professionals. Those who has accepted to ACP members for 2010 are listed in Liz's Blog. This will be interesting year with Flash and Mobile. New Flash CS5 is coming with iPhone support, many interesting devices is out there like Nokia N900, Hero and so on which supports Flash in browser. Like you may know I have been focused to creating standalone Flash Lite applications but I will put more effort to test Flash applications in mobile web pages and of course in iPhone.

eSeminar: Flash Mobile development opportunities on different platforms and new tools

The Boston Adobe Mobile and Devices User Group is holding an eSeminar on Friday 13th November at 12 PM EST (check your time). Speaker for this eSeminar is Mark Doherty from Adobe, Flash Platform Evangelist Mobile and Devices. We will have the opportunity to know more information about Flash Mobile development opportunities on different platforms and new tools.


  • Flash on the iPhone
  • Flash Player 10.1
  • Distributable Player Next (with
  • Device Central 3 sneak peek

When: November 13th at 12 PM EST

eSeminar link:
Please enter your name when prompt on the day of the eSeminar.

About Mark Dohetry. You can read his blog here.