February 28, 2007
The moment you've all been anxiously awaiting... Adobe has finally announced the dates and locations for MAX 2007:
- MAX North America: September 30 - October 3, 2007, Chicago, IL
- MAX EMEA: October 2007, Barcelona, Spain
- MAX Japan: November 2007, Japan
It looks like this year's MAX will cover the entire Adobe product range, which should make for an absolutely huge event. Couple that with the release of Scorpio (ColdFusion 8) sometime this year, and I think you have the makings of a great conference.
There currently isn't any information available on the Adobe website, but you should expect some soon.
I hope to see many of you in Chicago this year!
February 9, 2007
This isn't a Flex app (it's Java), but it easily could be.
Essentially, Many Eyes allows you to upload data sets via your web browser and share visualizations of the data with others - in the hopes of starting conversations around the data. It's a pretty cool concept all-around.
The system supports several visualization types including geographic maps, line and stack graphs, bar and bubble charts, histograms, scatter plots, network diagrams, tree maps, pie charts, and more.
I bet doing this in Java was a real pain. Given that IBM used to be a Flex partner (but now seems to be more interested in AJAX), I wonder why they chose an applet over Flex.