The second day started with a keynote. They showed some really cool services:
Scene7 – server-side image scaling and management service, really nice shopping experiences are possible with that
Pacifica – a VoIP service for FlashPlayer
Share – a data sharing service, which renders the uploaded files in a Flex application
CoCoMo – a collaboration service which can be used with Flex
The rest of the day I attended the following sessions:
Adobe Platform Roadmap
Nothing really new here. Just one sentence made me listen attentively. There seem to be already plans to port AIR also to mobile devices and other platforms…
Customizing the Flex Framework
Some interesting things. I hope the slides will appear soon on the max site so I can read them a second time. The topics validators and formatters will need more work in my current applications. I wasn’t aware, they existed.
Rich Internet Applications and Mobility
Optimizing ActionScript 3.0 Performance
The content was very good but the presenter, a Swiss guy with very bad English pronounciation was overstrained. He could not speak fluently and sometimes mixed his speech French words and letters. Listening was a pain.
AIR Tips and Tricks
The third (!) time I got an introduction into AIR, how cool it was and especially how the File API worked. But there were also some new things especially about native windows in AIR, which change a little bit with the last beta.
Sneak Peek Session
Some nice and cool new features which might make it in real products where shown. The most impressive one: they hired a guy who had this really cool idea how to resize images far better.