Adobe Air Textmate Bundle

I started creating an Adobe Air application with Adobe DreamWeaver and it works great, but I am so used to doing development with TextMate that I ended up using DreamWeaver just for previewing and compiling the application and TextMate for development. Fortunatelly for us Matthew Reed has created a Bundle to test and compile your Adobe Air Applications in just 3 steps:

– Download Source in Matthew Reed’s site
– Install Into Textmate
– Use it! Control + Return

Thanks for this bundle!

Source: Adobe Airâ„¢ TextMate Bundle

Note: He recommends to install (or have) the SDK inside “Applications/AdobeAir” and the bundle works as expected. But if you would like to change the location where the Bundle makes reference to you can do so by looking under:

Bundles>Bundle Editor>Show Bundle Editor

Tab to:

Air> Package Preview
Air> Package Self-signed

and you will find the following lines:

export PATH=$PATH:/Applications/AdobeAir/bin
export CLASSPATH=/Applications/AdobeAir/lib/adt.jar
adl “$TM_PROJECT_DIRECTORY/application.xml”

Change /Applications/AdobeAir/ to the location of your SDK.

Video: Microsoft chairman offers Yahoo rationale – CNET News.com

Bill Gates offers some insight on their rationale behind trying to acquire Yahoo… and everyone is talking about that. What i found more interesting is their approach to provide their software for free to students. Now that is a move that I believe it is going to help them greatly. If you are a student you might not be able to afford $400+ USD software, even some professionals have a hard time gathering the cash to buy the software. Some packages cost as much as $2,000+ USD. So providing Microsoft products for free to students -I believe- it is the right move because those same kids that will spend hours using the software right now, tomorrow will shape the stability of what software is being used at that moment.

In an interview with CNET News.com’s Ina Fried, Microsoft’s chairman explains why the company is giving away its developer tools to students and offers a glimpse at the rationale behind the Yahoo bid.
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Flash CS4 – What’s Next

New stage rendering core in Flash 10
* Live video playing in author time (meaning you don’t have to compile your movie to see how your video will be displayed)
* New timeline, similar to After Effects (or Director as some people have pointed this out)
* No more keyframes
* Transfer objects between Tweens.
* Bones
* Runtime Inverse Kinematics
* And more….

Disclaimer: Not all features listed in demos actually make it to the final release

WebkitErrorDomain error 203

This error is produced in Safari for MAC and you can’t view it unless you are looking at the Activity window AND you are trying to load the same file at the same time.

For example note the following:

[as]
loadFile1();
loadFile1();

function loadFile1() {
load(“file1.swf”)
}
[/as]

I know this is too ovious to go un noticed, but if you have a large project you are working on there might be the possibility that you might be trying to load the same file twice and thus Safari tries to load the file twice and the error is produced.

This is what “i think” its going through Safari’s little mind.

Load file1.swf
…loading
Load file1.swf
…loading …. Wait?! its the same file
STOP loading the file and trow and error!
Throw Error WebkitErrorDomain error 203
Load file1.swf