Adobe MAX 2010: Flex, PHP and Monkey Stickers

October 7, 2010


AdobeMAX 2009PHP is a great back-end for a lot of projects. However, these days, many projects aren’t using just HTML for their client side. Many projects are turning to Flex, Adobe’s Open Source framework built on top of ActionScript to build desk-top applications that talk to their PHP back-end systems. If you are using Flex to build AIR based desktop apps or browser based Flash apps, you probably want ot check out Adobe’s MAX conference. Here’s the Press Release.

Adobe MAX offers a wide variety of informative sessions and hands-on labs for designers, developers, and decision-makers. MAX provides an opportunity to learn new skills and connect with industry leaders, Adobe products users, and Adobe teams.

Zend will be presenting a special PHP session at the conference. Stop by our booth in the exhibit hall to learn more about how industry leading companies are using combinations of PHP, Flex and Flash Builder to build amazing rich Internet applications.

Don’t let the marketing speak turn you off, MAX is a great conference. Knowing how to build non-web front-ends is an important skill for PHP developers these days. For more information on MAX, click here and your browser, feed reader or personal web genie* will transport you to the Adobe MAX website.

As a PHP programmer, there are two things you need to be aware of. First my good friend and Zend Product Evangelist Kevin Schroeder will be presenting “Building a PHP Remote End Point with Flash Builder and Zend”. So when you get there, check the schedule, put a star on that one and make sure you catch his show.

Monkey Head Temporary TattooSecond, make sure you ping my buddy and business partner Keith Casey who will be at MAX this year. If you ask nice, he may have a Monkey Sticker or even a temporary tattoo for you.

*Personal web genie not included.



About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC's. For the past 10 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is currently based in Nashville, TN and is gainfully unemployed as the Chief Marketing Officer of Blue Parabola, LLC. Cal is happily married to wife 1.28, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at and is the founder and host of Day Camp 4 Developers

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