Finally, Adobe provides a centralized space to host best practices, code sample and examples around the Flash gaming space from where game developers get information and share information regarding gaming environment. There are some nice articles or information listed below related to adobe gaming technologies:
You can get more information from here.
With the release of Silverlight a debate started among designers and developers regarding choosing between Flash and Silverlight. As I understands microsoft is faces difficulties in capturing the market due to maturity of Flash.
For developers and designers it’s important to think on technical features provided by Flash and Silverlight, to choose the technology that best suits your needs.
There are some important points described as below regarding the features comparison between Flash and Silverlight.
Flash use frame-based animation model. Silverlight is based on the WPF animation model which is time-based instead of frame-based.
Flash uses a compressed format, and text and images are embedded in movie, so flash file size is relatively small.
Silverlight uses XAML for its description language and it is non-compressed, so size of Silverlight component is usually larger.
ActionScript offers a set of sound classes that can be used to generate and control sound in a movie. While Silverlight dosen’t have the low-level audio APIs. It dosen’t support playback of WAV file because .NET has very little audio playback support.
Flash has webcam andmicrophone support for live video and audio transmission. While Silverlight dosen’t support webcam or microphone.
Friends, there are some others technical differences between the two technologies. As per me Adobe provides a nice features for attractive an effect applications development.
To develop any Flash, Flex or AIR application or game development there are lots of important factors like workflows of the application, for game application important techniques of for development. There are some interesting articles by experts are listed below :
1 ) An introduction to developing games on the Adobe Flash Platform by Samuel Asher Rivello
2) From black box to contextual applications by Eric Oldrin
3) The edge of Flash by Rob Ford
4) A guide to Adobe developer groups and resources online by Bryan Rinaldi
5) Unveiling WorkflowLab: A new tool for developing project workflows by Doug Winnie
6) Object Relational Mapping for the Adobe AIR developer by David Tucker
As there are lots of web sites available which had been developed by using RIA technologies and provides interesting, effective interactivity and user friendly environment. I had observer some websites and among them I like some of the interesting websites which are listed below.
May be there are some more or other websites which are more interesting and effective for users. So I would like more if you can share that effective websites links with others so RIA developers can get more ideas to provides more effective environment to users by using RIA technology.
You can experience Adobe next-generation help, by Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst help application. The AIR application provides you reference content online and offline and some important features like:
• Access up-to-date definitive reference content online and offline
• Find the most relevant content contributed by experts from the Adobe community
• Comment on, rate, and contribute to content in the Adobe community
• Locate code examples with integrated code search
• Download Help content directly to your desktop to use and search offline
• Use dynamic navigation based on search results to find related content
• Enjoy content updates and feature enhancements without reinstalling the AIR app
You can install the AIR application from here.
MAX sessions updates are as below. There are some important discussion like important tips for web design, increasing performance of Flash, Flex, AIR applications and most important secrets behind Flash and so on .