Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What happened to the AIR Marketplace?

If you haven't noticed, Adobe has a new website. Unfortunately, it leaves a bit to be desired IMHO.

I wanted to look for something in the AIR Marketplace (which is where my application Klok lives) but could not find a link for the AIR Marketplace anywhere. I expected this to get a more prominent spot. I ended up searching for it and found it that way, but I never did find it in the navigation anywhere

It also took me a few minutes to find the links to the designer and developer community sections. They are nestled under Learning in case you are looking for them too. While there is certainly a lot to be learned there, I didn't immediately make the connection.

Perhaps the site isn't completely done yet?

Aside from the missing link, you will notice another item that has gone missing... Flash content. There is surprisingly little Flash being used on the site. Now it isn't to say that there should be a lot of Flash on the site, I'm just saying that I was surprised to see the home page with the big Acrobat X graphic on there without some cool animation or interactive content.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Flex: The ABC data is corrupt - Solution

About a half hour ago, I was happily coding along on my Flex Adobe AIR application and all of a sudden when I tried to run the application (which compiled without error) I got this error when the application was initializing.

VerifyError: Error #1107: The ABC data is corrupt, attempt to read out of bounds.

My first thought was "What the hell is ABC data?". I still have no idea what that means but I did figure out what the problem was. After doing a bunch of searching I finally went back through every change I had made in my code since the last time it ran successfully.

What I found was that I had added two optional arguments to a method with the same name. I'm not sure exactly how that mistake caused that error message but in case you run into this error take a look at your method arguments. Given the genericness off the error message, I suspect that there are probably a lot of other different ways to cause that error message but this fixed it for me.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Android - A breath of fresh (Adobe) AIR

In case you have not heard, Adobe has release the Adobe AIR 2.5 runtime for Android devices. We should start seeing some very cool mobile applications built with the Flash Platform in the coming weeks. I know I can't wait.

Friday, October 1, 2010

What's new in Klok? Automatic backups and project search

In case you weren't looking, it is possible you missed the last few updates which included the ability to set up automatic backups (full version only), search your project tree, and specify the calendar to import from when using the MS Exchange import options (full version only).

Also, don't forget that the betas of the Basecamp and Harvest connectors are now available.