Monthly Archives: August 2008

The 360Flex "Sessions" Video Project

I haven’t been sleeping so well and the stress is due to the popularity of the video we have been posting online. My team, developer communities, decided to record all 60 sessions at 360Flex and we have posted 16 of the sessions online. The videos are pretty popular and this graph should give you a glimpse a how much:

Since launching the sessions project we have served over 2 TB of video and the last 3 days have been a very strong spike in traffic.

Got to run the servers are melting…


Hello FlexBot!

The evangelist team in India has been working on a new search robot called FlexBot. Flexbot is a software robot that does searches automatically against Adobe’s ION search engine index containing all documents, articles, forum posts, and blog posts. We will be opening access to FlexBot in a few days time on the Adobe Flex/AIR Forums as a trial.

Here is how FlexBot works:

1. Post a question to a forum.
2. FlexBot reads your post
3. FlexBot obtains the keywords
4. FlexBot returns a set of optimized search results.

RESULTS: FlexBot Practicing on the Forum

Only new forum posts will get a response from FlexBot.

This is very powerful as by majority forum posts are most often questions that have been answered before. Better still some questions never get answered and these automated results will help all developers find what they need quickly. Flexbot allows us to send high quality self-service results to anywhere you ask questions. Initially we are putting it to work on the forums but soon it you will be able to email or instant message FlexBot and you will see FlexBot show up on forums outside of Adobe’s servers, FlexCoders or FlexComponents.

We are rolling FlexBot out slowly and are tuning the quality of the search results as we go.

Keep an eye out for FlexBot responses on the forums!



Dear Google Finance,

In your charting on finance it seems you recently started using Flex Builder ActionScript project to compile the SWF files, yeah! On the site there is a subtle blue flash which is due to the background hex setting on the SWF file. To change the background SWF color to White do the following:

In Flex Builder under Project Settings > Compiler Tab add the following under additional compiler arguments:

-default-background-color #FFFFFF

Like so:

Tada, no blue!



Want to be in the MAX keynote? "30onMAX"

Would you like to be in the MAX Keynote? We are putting together a video project of your videos called “30onMAX” and we will be highlighting selected videos in the Adobe MAX keynote in North America, Europe, and Japan. Here is how it works:

1. Make video on: WHY MAX?

2. Upload to

3. Tag it with “30onMAX”! (This is how we find it)

The 30onmax team will aggregate the videos for use in the MAX Keynote and throughout the conference. To assist us with “30onmax” we have recruited world famous director/actor Phillip Kerman to assist with the project.

Here is one of Phillip’s earlier creations on Adobe MAX:

Now go grab your camera, costumes, and make a video!