Posts Tagged: adobe

Flash, Silverlight and H.264

Adobe launched a new version of Flash on Monday. The update is codenamed “Moviestar” because it adds support for H.264, a video compression codec. The release is significant because it allows Flash to play really high quality video. Adobe expects the final version to be ready this fall. I think it’s clear that Adobe added… Reads more »

Welcoming ColdFusion to the world of .NET

Two weeks ago Adobe unleashed a public beta of ColdFusion 8, the first major release of the technology since Adobe acquired Macromedia. One of the new features in version 8 is native support for .NET objects, which makes it simple to build business logic in .NET and still utilize ColdFusion for the user experience layer…. Reads more »

Corel to go public

Corel is one of those companies that never seems to die, nor does it ever do anything amazing. As Seth Godin would say, they need a purple cow! The Canadian company (and I’ll be honest, the fact that they are Canadian is the only reason I care about this at all) has decided to go… Reads more »

Goodbye Acrobat, Hello Office 12

Longtime readers of my blog will know that I have often complained about Adobe Acrobat and how terribly slow it is. The program uses too many resources, loads too much stuff, and runs far too slow. Unfortunately, there aren’t many other applications that support PDF so completely, so I’ve been stuck with it. That looks… Reads more »

Was Adobe’s decision wise?

The big news in the tech world today is that Adobe has bought Macromedia for $3.4 billion. Many people seem to think that the two make a perfect couple, and complement each other in a number of ways. While I suppose that’s true, I think this might be the beginning of the end for Adobe… Reads more »