A new section on the Adobe Developer Connection it’s up , ActionScript 3 migration cookbook and it looks really usefull if you’re still using ActionScript 2 on a regular basis this cookbook would be a good migration point.
You can already see some entries online or download the pdf version of the ActionScript 3 migration cookbook
An excerpt form the site:
The ActionScript 3 migration cookbook beta provides a quick introduction to migrating to ActionScript 3 from ActionScript 2. It is targeted at designers and developers who have some experience scripting content within Adobe Flash CS4 Professional. It does not require an understanding of object-oriented programming.
According the BBC-News Site Adobe it’s securing a set-top deal that would let flash content be delivered on TV sets that would mean that as a developer you will now have the opportunity to build rich experiences across pc, mobile , and now TV.
Here’s a quick excerpt from BBC’s article:
Adobe has secured a deal to put its Flash software into many of the chips that go inside TVs and set-top boxes.
It will enable developers and content providers to create applications to deliver web-based content such as news, weather and share prices to TV screens.
Flash will be included on most chips -those made by Broadcom, Intel, NXP and STMicroelectronics – but the deal does not cover TVs made by Sony and Samsung.
The first applications using Flash are expected to hit TV sets early in 2010.
Sony and Samsung already have a number of connected TVs on the market, but they are using Yahoo’s rich media platform of widgets instead of Flash.
Definitely,there’s qute some interesting stuff it’s going around the Flash Technology these days you can read the full article on BBC’s site
Adobe Strobe it’s a new media video player framework from Adobe that intends to set an standard for media players.
If this work out it wold be really helpful, nowadays every developer and company has it’s own way of building a player not following standars for a simple reason, there are not any standars, so hopefully Strobe will help to solve that problem.
Strobe framework will work as a plug-in model if you need some specific behavior of the player you would build the necesary classes on top of the framework. This would be a relief for those developers who need a video player but for one reason or another end uo rewriting the entire player.
Quoted fro Adobe’s
Strobe provides new delivery and monetization options for video distribution. Anyone can develop modules that plug into Strobe media players and enable things like advertising insertion, content delivery and syndication, micropayments, viewer authentication, transaction handling, and business model controls. With an open framework, the future of web video monetization can be developed collaboratively with lower costs and faster turnaround.
So let’s wait and see once Adobe Strobe is released.