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Adobe has branded their latest upcoming child “Thermo”. With Thermo designers must be able to create Flex applications from their designs in an easy way. Check out the video’s from Aral Balkan (I’ve embedded them at the bottom of this post) to see how Adobe succeeds in doing that. Way cool to see how they import a PSD file, Thermo converts all the bitmap layers to components and they connect the scrollbar to the list without using any code.

But as Rick Tretola is pointing out, it looks like everything becomes one massive MXML file which makes it really hard to change anything afterwards or set up the application with the MVC model in mind for instance. Rick also discribes his fear of the SWF becoming huge with all the image assets that are embedded into the application. These things have to be worked out better before this application will become a serious tool for both designers and developers. But other than that I think this is another tool from Adobe to keep updated about and to try as soon as the BETA shows up on Adobe Labs.

Adobe Thermo presentation on MAX Chicago 2007 – Part 1:

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Adobe Thermo presentation on MAX Chicago 2007 – Part 2:

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Adobe Thermo presentation on MAX Chicago 2007 – Part 3:

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2 Responses to "Adobe Thermo – Designer meets Developer"
  1. # 1   Gerben Wiersma
    October 28th, 2007 at 13:10

    Thermo Rocks!

  2. # 2   Cato Paus
    January 9th, 2008 at 21:23

    FileReference – A petition for Astro WE NEED YOUR VOTE !

    Hi All! If We Want New Features in Flahs Player we will all need to VOTE!

    I have submited it as a Feature Request. Follow the link and create a accont and vote for it!

    By the way we all need to get familiar with this “Adobe Bug System” :)

    Please forward this message.
    Cheers :)

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