So I haven’t been posting lately.
I was obviously busy, but main reason was (as I have written before) I didn’t want to sound like trying to sell more copies of ASV using my blog, and I didn’t want to post off-topic, but any on topic useful bits of info I could share was un-shareable. What was left was Adobe press release like news, like the recent Flash CS4 10.0.0.2 update, but I decided I didn’t want that long ago.
Of course, I can always post about hot topics of the day, like recent Flex Builder name change to Flash Builder. Well, I hate it and I think it’s wrong. Adobe is exploiting the ‘Flash’ name and I think it will not help the ‘Flash’ brand or the platform. A totally, absolutely wrong move – will cause lots of confusion in the long run* (so I totally disagree with KP on this one). OK I said it, it won’t change anything (other than maybe some people with strong feelings about this will start not having good thoughts about me).
A few months ago I even did an off-topic test blog to see if I can really post at least daily. I saw that I could.
Today is ASV’s 9th anniversary. I had to post, because I realized if I didn’t, some people might get wrong ideas about us, ASV, ASV’s future etc. We are on pre-release for quite some time now, for various reasons, but we are working and alive just as we always have been (We released last pre-release ASV just 16 days ago with improved SWF 10 and AS3 support). Second of all, I call myself ‘ASV Guy’, so this makes this post appropriate. And 9 years is quite a long time for any product.
I don’t know how often I will post here, hopefully my next post will not be exactly this day next year…
* Unless Adobe is getting ready to ‘phase out’ Flash IDE, the authoring tool, which would be a worse (or probably the worst) move and Lee Brimelow says this is not the case.