Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SEO Presentation is now available!

For all who missed it, or for those who would like to see it again, Scott Dowling's Seo presentation is now available!

Search Engine Optimization and You by Scott Dowling

Facebook and Adobe Team Up to Officially Bring Flash to App Platform


Thursday, March 26, 2009

March Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting last night! Thank you very much to Scott Dowling for presenting. His presentation on Search Engine Optimization was fantastic and we look forward to having him back in the future. For those who weren't able to attend, you missed out! But don't fret! Scott has offered to send us his powerpoint presentation and it will be available upon request. Just send your request to cpaugmanager@gmail.com

Also, congratulations are in order for Harris Toser for winning our logo contest! Thanks to everyone who participated. You all did a great job! To view the new logo be sure to check out our page at groups.adobe.com

Next Meeting: Flex Sesson Part I presented by Mark Piller, founder and Chief Architect of Midnight Coders

Date and Time:
April 14, 2009

This is a live remote meeting. The web conference link will be posted here once it is available.

Call-in Details:
Call-in information - TBA

Mark Piller is the founder and Chief Architect of Midnight Coders, an innovative and forward-thinking company specializing in products for RIA development, testing, integration and analytics. Mark has over 15 years of software development experience. For the past six years he has been specializing in building software infrastructure products designed to integrate Flex, Flash, and AJAX applications with a variety of backend systems, including .NET, Java, PHP, and Ruby on Rails. Mark is very passionate about ease-of-use of software and prides himself in creating technologies that clearly demonstrate that quality.

Past presenting experience:
Adobe MAX 2007
Adobe AIR Bus Tour
WebManiacs 2007
Dallas Flex User group
Denver Flex User group
Silicon Valley Flex User group
Seattle Flex User Group
New York Flex User Group
Dallas TechFlex 2008

Flex Session - Part I

Live, Remote Event via Webconference

- Optimizing Flex client/server integration with Java, .NET, PHP backends
- Testing and debugging Flex application

This two part session will provide an overview of various techniques and approaches developers can use in day-to-day activities for Flex and Flash application development, testing and runtime optimization. You will learn about ActionScript code generator for remoting and data management use-cases, learn how to create real-time messaging applications, see a demo of remoting invocation debugger and AMF traffic visualizer. Finally, you will see a demonstration of user behavior tracking and analytics in a Flex application. The session provides a lot of coding samples and API reviews. It is targeted at a wide range of developers ranging from beginner level to very advanced. Parts of the presentation will be useful for management folks and they are welcome to attend as well.


Mark Piller

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Microsoft Unveils Open Source Exploit Finder

This excerpt from the Register is about an open-source security assessment tool Microsoft presented at CanSecWest:

"Microsoft on Friday released an open-source program designed to streamline the labor-intensive process of identifying security vulnerabilities in software while it's still under development. As its name suggests, !exploitable Crash Analyzer (pronounced 'bang exploitable crash analyzer') combs through bugs that cause a program to seize up, and assesses the likelihood of them being exploited by attackers. Dan Kaminsky, a well-known security expert who also provides consulting services to Microsoft, hailed the release a 'game changer' because it provides a reliable way for developers to sort through thousands of bugs to identify the several dozen that pose the greatest risk."

Friday, March 20, 2009

Safari Books Online is now fully optimized to support the top mobile devices

....in the United States. Get searchable access to thousands of the best design and technology resources online, and now search and access more than 6,500 mobile-friendly books directly from your BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows Mobile, and iPhone smartphone or mobile device!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March Meeting - Search Engine Optimization & You

March Meeting - Search Engine Optimization & You

Date and Time:
March 25, 2009 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

East Shore Area Library - Computer Lab, 1st floor (basement)
4501 Ethel Street
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Scott Dowling is owner and operator of 241Solutions along with his wife Dijana where they assist small to medium sized businesses throughout the country with web development, database development and optimization as well as SEO. Scott is a certified Adobe ColdFusion Developer as well as a Microsoft certified Database Administrator and Developer.

Search Engine Optimization & You - Presented by Scott Dowling

Scott Dowling will deliver a detailed plan to attack Search Engine Optimization from the initial to the final and maintenance stages. From how to plan your web page in advance with SEO in mind to what meta tags and tag elements to use and ending with external SEO tips and tricks. Scott will be covering “white hat” SEO tips and a few ways to avoid being seen as a “black hat” optimizer.

CPAUG Logo Contest - Winner will be announced and prizes awarded

Website Header Contest - Details to be announced at the meeting - HEADER CONTEST POSTPONED

Monday, March 9, 2009

Using Live Trace in Illustrator to create amazing logos!

I found this great tutorial on how to use the live trace feature in Illustrator to create an awesome logos. I thought this would inspire those who want to take part in our logo contest. Hope this fuels your fire!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Special offer for CPAUG members from Adobe

Adobe is offering a special benefit to members of CPAUG from now through May 31, 2009. To get the details of this special discount, members should contact Megan or Dave by emailing "cpaugmanager@gmail.com" and you’ll receive a copy of the details.

Adobe Configurator - Create Photoshop Panels

Configurator is an open source utility that enables the easy creation of panels (palettes) for use in Adobe Photoshop® CS4. Specifically, Configurator makes it easy to drag and drop tools, menu items, scripts, actions, and other objects into a panel design, then export the results for use inside Photoshop. These panels leverage the support for Adobe Flash® built into Photoshop, making it possible to drag and drop audio, video, images, and even other SWF files into a panel design.

Configurator is great for any Photoshop user who’d like to customize the application interface, without having to learn Flash/Flex/ActionScript. It’s particularly suited to authors, trainers, and other experts who’d like to create panels that make Photoshop easier to use, and who’d like to share those panels with others.

More at: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/configurator/