Tag Archive: Adobe MAX


It seems like this is a big year at Adobe MAX. There are a lot of new and exciting packages, tools, and frameworks being announced. Here’s the quick list:

Bolt, Adobe’s new Eclipse based development tool for ColdFusion developers
http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Bolt

Durango, a framework that allows developers to build customizable Adobe AIR applications
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/durango/

Flash Catalyst, formerly codenamed Thermo, is a new professional interaction design tool for rapidly creating application interfaces and interactive content without coding
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashcatalyst/

Adobe Wave, an Adobe AIR application and Adobe hosted service that work together to enable desktop notifications (like Growl)
http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Adobe_Wave

PatchPanel, a Flex library and set of services that make it possible for SWF files to work as Adobe Creative Suite CS3 and CS4 plug-ins
http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/PatchPanel

Configurator, a utility that enables the easy creation of panels (palettes) for use in Adobe Photoshop CS4
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/configurator/

More on Centuar (CF 9)
http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Centaur

Alchemy, that allows users to compile C and C++ code into ActionScript libraries (AVM2)
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/alchemy/

Genesis is the code-name for a new product initiative at Adobe with the objective of joining business applications, documents and the web on every knowledge workers desktop with integrated collaboration capabilities
http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Genesis

Codename “Cocomo” is a Platform as a Service that allows Flex developers to easily add real-time social capabilities into their RIA
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/cocomo/

Stratus is a hosted rendezvous service that aids establishing communications between Flash Player endpoints. Unlike Flash Media Server, Stratus does not support media relay, shared objects, scripting, etc
http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Stratus

I am very excited that I am going to Adobe Max 2007 in Chicago this October.  My company approved the trip last week and we just registered day.  This will be my third MAX trip (I seem to go every other year). This year seems like a good time to go as there will be tons of info on Flex 3 and AIR.  Both technologies are on fire right now and I can’t wait to dive into them. So if you are going to MAX as wll drop me a line and maybe we can hang out.  See you in Chicago!