Adobe Max 2007
Writing about web page http://adobemax2007.com/na
Why go to an Adobe conference? The conference covers all Adobe products including PhotoShop, Acrobat and everything else that they make, but I’m really only interested in their Flash product (and associated tools such as Flex, LiveCycle, FMS and so on). I’ve got three things I’m hoping to get out of it:-
- To find out more about whether we could develop in Flash to the same standards of software engineering practice as we currently do in java. Being able to achieve certain things very quickly in Flash or Flex is certainly nice, but it doesn’t matter to us as much as our ability to develop “properly”. Most of our applications have quite a long lifespan so speed of development matters less to us than, if you like, management of development – our ability to build, test, deploy, roll back, check in, check out, etc. our applications. Can all this be done in the same way for Flash as we’re already comfortable with for java?
- Perhaps most interestingly for me at least, what kind of applications are other people building? When Chris and I went to ETech a couple of years ago, one of the most useful things I got from it was just seeing what kind of things other people were working on. If you spend too much time just looking at your own applications, you run the risk of starting to see your apps as a giant hammer, and every problem or requirement as some kind of nail. It’ll be interesting, I hope, to see what a wide range of other developers are building for their customers.
I’ll be tagging all the entries I do while at the conference with the tag “AdobeMax2007” so there’ll be a URL just for those entries for anyone strange enough to want to follow along.