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1 Adobe Flex Framework and Tool Stephen Oney

2 Brief History 2

3 PenPoint OS (1991) GO Corporation Tablets & PDAs PenPoint OS 3

4 SmartSketch (1993) FutureWave Software For PenPoint OS Vectors For tablets SmartSketch PenPoint OS 4

5 SmartSketch (1994) GO (now under AT&T) abandoned No Platform for SmartSketch SmartSketch PenPoint OS 5

6 What next for SmartSketch? Windows / Mac? – Macromedia Freehand – Adobe Illustrator SIGGRAPH ’95 Feedback – Animation – Browser Playback Macromedia Freehand Adobe Illustrator Windows / Mac OS SmartSketch ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 6

7 FutureSplash Animator (1995) Netscape Prototype used Java – (slow) Plugin-in API – See Tobias’ presentation Ships 1996 Windows / Mac OS Netscape Java FSA FS Animator 7

8 FutureSplash Animator 8

9 Rejected by Adobe MSN – TV over Internet Disney – Also Shockwave Bought by Macromedia Netscape FS Animator 9 Windows / Mac OS

10 Rich Internet Applications (90s) Applications on web Proprietary extensions Later, AJAX See Phil’s presentation 10

11 Macromedia Flash FS Animator Flash – “Future Splash” Plugin: Flash Player IDE: Flash 11 Flash Mozilla Windows / Mac OS IE FS Animator

12 Flash 1 (1996) Same as FutureSplash Animator IE & Netscape plugins Vector animations 12

13 Flash 2 (1997) Reusable objects (buttons) Basic scripting 13

14 Flash 5 (2000) ActionScript

15 Flash 6, MX (2000) Video playback support 15

16 Flash 8 (2005) Video authoring Actionscript video processing 16

17 Adobe buys Macromedia (2005) Adobe Flash CS3 (2006) Integrated with CS 17

18 Flash Demo 18

19 Adobe Flex For developers IDE (Eclipse) Extendable classes Backend wizards – ColdFusion – PHP 19

20 20 Actionscript (manipulates objects) Drawing Editor (creates objects)

21 21 MXML &Actionscript (program) Widgets (reusable)

22 Flex Demo 22

23 File Format SWF (Shockwave-Flash) Partially open 23

24 Flash Player Desktop – Windows – OS X – GNU/Linux – Solaris Mobile (Lite) 24

25 Adobe AIR Adobe Integrated Runtime Offline Store data 25

26 26 DEVELOPMENTRUNTIME Flash Designers Flex Programmers Flash Player Browser AIR Desktop

27 MXML 27

28 Flex 3 Component Explorer orer/explorer.html 28

29 Actionscript 29

30 Future 30

31 Flash 10 (CS4) (2008) Basic 3D support – See Joon’s talk Joints, bones, inverse kinematics 31

32 Flash Catalyst Formerly Thermo Visual Flex Steps: – Import from CS – Attach behaviors – Export to Flex 32

33 33

34 34 Flex Catalyst Graphics Player

35 35

36 Questions 36

37 Have a great summer! 37

38 What’s the Difference? Flash Built for Internet – Loads quickly Interpreted 90% install base Shockwave CD-ROM Dynamic Content – More versatile “Compiled” 58% install base 38 Growing closer with each release


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