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Episode 18 - The future of Flex

December 23rd, 2011 · Comments

In a rapid series of pre-holiday recordings we're proud to present episode 18 of "2 Devs from Down Under".

This episode is pretty much all about Flex. Mark and I are joined by Dirk Eisman, a friend of mine who's a Flex developer from Germany. Dirk and I have a quite long history from being very early adopters of Flex in Central Europe around 2003 and 2004 (we actually think the respective companies we worked for - and Dirk still is with - were kind of responsible for every single one of the few sales of Flex 1 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland :)

Dirk was recently invited to Adobe's Flex community summit. After having discussed the history of Flex, the pros and cons of various past and present licensing models, we naturally move on to what happened at Adobe in November 2011, what the future of Flex might be within the Apache Incubator and our personal thoughts about trusting Adobe and how each of us would deal with and be involved with Flex in the future. Be aware that at some point pink fluffy bunnies are mentioned.

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Note (1): Unfortunately we forgot to talk about New Model Army (we ran out of time anyway, though). Best band ever! Fact!

Note (2): This was the first ever episode of our podcast that we actually edited post-recording. The reason was not swearing, blurbing out secrets or anything alike. It was just as simple as Dirk having a microphone/Skype issue that we fixed and it took around 2-3 minutes. Being nice and in holiday mood we thought we'd just edit it out. That being said - the policy of us being an unedited/semi-live podcast is still in effect! :-)

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Tags: OSS · Flex · Javascript · AIR · Community · Adobe

Episode 16 - Live from cf.Objective(ANZ) + Flex

November 18th, 2011 · Comments

In this episode, we come to you with a live recording from the cf.Objective(ANZ) + Flex conference, joined by the always information Adobe Evangelist Terry Ryan.

Not only was this the first time that Kai and Mark were in the same country to record a podcast (not to mention the same room), it was their first time in front of a live audience (we swear it's not a laugh track).

We talk with Terry about the recent news regarding Flex being donated to the Apache foundation, and what that means for Flex and Flash as a whole.  We also pick his brains on the next version of ColdFusion codenamed Zeus, and see if we can get him to reveal anything extra about the release.

As expected, there is a lot of back and forth with the audience, and plenty of entertaining comments, including Mark stating that "nobody reads twitter", and Terry mentioning that "Linux users don't appreciate aesthetics" - all in good fun, of course :)

Unfortunately the sound quality is not the best, as we are not that experienced with live recording, however, we hope you enjoy the content and the crazy antics.

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Tags: Uncategorized · ColdFusion · ColdFusion Next · ColdFusion Builder · OSS · Flex · AIR · Community · Adobe

Episode 9 - A/B Testing and Other Random Stuff

June 24th, 2011 · Comments

After being gone for a little while, we are back with our ninth episode!

After discussing Mark's new dog, Sukie, and how he's now also addicted to turntable.fm (as I'm sure Kai will soon be as well) we get into some deeper discussion of more relevant topics, such as how Ray Camden has joined Adobe (Yay!), and how Adobe has dropped support for Linux (Boo!).

From there we get into an in-depth discussion about A/B Testing (a.k.a Multi-Variant Testing). Including what it is, why you would want to use multi variant testing, what tools are currently available for doing multi variant testing, and what makes some better than others, from aspects such as capabilities as well as testing and deployment.

Mark then announces a new Open Source project, Squabble, which is a service side Multi-Variant suite that is written in ColdFusion that he has been working on with Ezra Parker and Josh Wines, that helps combat some of the issues that they have faced using some other multi variant testing tools out there.

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Tags: ColdFusion · Testing · AIR · Community