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Today at Adobe MAX I’ll be giving a presentation with Michael Williams on the next version of SWFObject (previously the SWFFix project). As most of you probably know, I’ve been working on a project with Bobby van der Sluis and Michael Williams (From Adobe) that was going to become the de-facto standard for embedding Flash/Flex content. Well we decided that we didn’t like the new name all that much, so we are adopting the SWFObject name for the project.
The new version is a complete rewrite from SWFObject 1.5, so we’ll need lots of testing before we officially launch it and replace the older SWFObject and UFO scripts, and since we have Adobe involved, they will be including this embed system in the Adobe authoring tools in the future.
The SWFObject project is moving to Google Code, where you can download the source from svn, grab the latest build, or file bugs or read documentation.
I’ve also created a new Google Group for SWFObject support questions and discussion.
If you are at MAX today, our presentation is at 2:45pm in room W-196c and it’s called “Flash Detection and Embedding: An open source solution”.
If you can’t make it today, we’ll be doing it again tomorrw (Wednesday) at 11am in room W-185d.
I just found out the other day that the Ajax Experience has invited me to come talk about Flash to a bunch of Ajax nerds this July. This should be a really fun one (no, really!). My talk will be on how to use Flash *with* that fancy Ajax app you are building, so enhance it and give it that little extra kick. Think of it as an introduction to using Flash happily with Ajax techniques.
It’s got a fantastic lineup if you are into the whole Ajax thing, so I definitely suggest checking it out.
Check out my session outline for more info.
Also: Flashbelt is only 2 weeks away! It’s JUNE already. Time to hit the upper midwest and talk Flash with all the cool Flash nerds again. If you haven’t looked at Flashbelt and are itching for a conference, this will be a nice one to check out.
UPDATE: Apparently, there’s only 50 tickets left for Flashbelt, so get your tickets now if you are planning on going!
UPDATE: Well, my flight was canceled this morning due to the weather over here. All other flights out today were booked, so it looks like I’ll be sitting this one out. Poop.
I’m heading out to Apollo camp in the morning. I’ll get into SFO around noon and make my way up to the city to wander around until it starts, then I’ll be spending the weekend in the city visiting some friends and just relaxing a bit.
I’ll be there with a couple other Schematic folks, and we are always looking for hot Flash talent™, so say hello if you are looking for work, or just want to say hi.