24 hours after pushing Apptacular out, I have over 150 downloads, and only 2 reported problems.
One of the problems was that a user tried to run Apptacular against a database without primary keys. Apptacular and ORM in general have a dependency on primary keys. I should make that clearer in the documents, and error, and I will. But just know that.
In the meantime, keep downloading
Apptacular and checking out my materials on it.
Jayesh Viradiya is one of the ColdFusion engineers and he is specifically responsible for the features around AIR synching.
Basically he’s created ORM capability for SQLite in AIR. He’s got a
new article on the Adobe Developer Center about it. Check it out.
I was chatting with someone last night, and they said:
“Most ColdFusion apps are designed to be intranet apps… and boy do they look like it.”
It’s true. ColdFusion enables rapid application development, but not necessarily pretty rapid application development. However Flash Catalyst enables rapid, pretty, application development.
And let’s be clear here, pretty is not superficial. It’s not just about chrome and bling. It’s about making application that your users
want to use instead of apps that your users have to use.
So if you’d like to see how to turbo charge your front end development with effective, pretty, ui’s come to my session:
How Catalyst Will Transform the ColdFusion Developer.” Friday 3:15PM – 4:15PM Ballroom D
We’ll be releasing Apptacular soon on labs.adobe.com, but I’m tired of saying “It’s coming soon.”
You want Apptacular: Go get it: http://bit.ly/Apptacular
If you have any issues, please report them using this site:
If you want to participate in building Apptacular, you want to look at the source, and tests, etc. Check it out on GitHub:
If you want to know more about what Apptacular can do for you, check out these tutorial videos:
Adobe and Intel are doing a joint event in San Francisco tomorrow. It’s focused on AIR and Intel’s AppUP Center for distributing apps.
Check it out
Date: Wednesday, July 21st
Location: Adobe Systems Office
Address: 601 Townsend, San Francisco, CA 94103
Parking: Parking will be extremely limited in the Adobe parking structure;however, there is street parking available.
Once again I’m happy to be participating in an awesome Philadelphia based event.
On July 21-22
Wharton will host the Higher Education Web Symposium, an event that brings developers, designers and IT managers from Higher Education together to talk about making web experiences better. It’s open to the public, so if you are not in Higher Ed, but it sounds interesting, feel free to sign up.
I’ll be talking about
Flash Catalyst, and showing how it can be used to quickly create interfaces for your web applications.
Can’t wait to see you all in Philly.
I’m posting all of the materials so that if you want to fool around with anything you saw in my demos, you’re all set.
Fireworks Composition in PNG
6 FXP files for the various stages of the application
1 FXP file for an ActionScript only version of the project, which does away with Flash Catalyst and Flex.
Download the materials
In this last video installment, I’ll show you how to take your desktop AIR application and turn it into a mobile one:
Flash Catalyst for Mobile Development 3 from Terry Ryan on Vimeo.
For my second video in the series, I’ll show you how to take a Flash Catalyst interactive composition and turn it into a stand-alone application using Flash Builder and Adobe AIR.
Flash Catalyst for Mobile Development 2 from Terry Ryan on Vimeo.
For my first video in this series, I’ll show you how to take an idea from one of Adobe’s design tools (Fireworks) to a working prototype using Flash Catalyst
Flash Catalyst for Mobile Development from Terry Ryan on Vimeo.