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Developers Like it Dirty: 2012 Developer Survey Results

October 2, 2012 in Community, Tech

Last week I posted a survey, seeking responses from the community on a small set of brief questions intended to illuminate how the nuts-and-bolts of production have changed over the past few years. Obviously the battles between HTML5 and Flash have certainly garnered much of the attention as a source of disruption in our industry. […]

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2012 Developer Survey

September 20, 2012 in Business, Community, Tech

In private discussions with developers this year, many confess to a sense of annoyance or frustration with the technology landscape they have to deal with every day, when building solutions for their employers, customers or clients. Though, with some exceptions, I do not feel like this is what I’m seeing communicated in blog posts and […]


New Advice Column: The Reluctant JavaScripter

June 5, 2012 in Business, Community, Tech

[Editor’s note: In a continuing community service effort, has licensed the following advice column “The Reluctant JavaScripter” .  Long time self-appointed Flash expert Phillip Kerman is honored to serve the rejected Flash developers with straight answers to their stupid questions.] Dear Reluctant.js: I have a friend—not me—who’s struggling with a self-identity problem. For the […]

Deal With It

May 7, 2012 in Community, Tech

My love affair with Flash goes back to 1998 and Flash 3. I was a hard-core Director user and teacher and, frankly, I didn’t think it could get any better than that. Of course what I didn’t expect was to have my Course Coordinator toss a box with a red swirl on the cover on […]