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November 17, 2013  11:22 AM

Google: Chrome safer than Acrobat for PDFs

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Chrome, Google, PDF, Security

Google's Fran├žois Beaufort has confirmed that starting with the Chrome Canary release for developers, users who have downloaded a PDF while in Chrome will find that the browser itself opens the file, rather than the native application. chromium-logo.png

October 24, 2013  3:57 PM

Adobe frees Snap.svg to GitHub

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Github, svg

Adobe has released a free open source JavaScript library called Snap.svg on GitHub for web designers and developers working with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). NOTE: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is the description of an image as an application of the Extensible Markup Language...


December 19, 2012  9:16 AM

How accessible is Adobe keeping Acrobat?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Acrobat, Adobe

Given the rise of open source standards and platforms across so many technology streams, if we are going to maintain industry equilibrium(s) then we need to analyse exactly how big brand IT firms are nurturing developer outreach and the provision of software development kits (SDKs) needed to...


June 25, 2012  1:47 PM

Adobe open source web portal launched

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Open source

Adobe is getting its open source credentials in order and has now moved its complete range of supported projects and standards into a single "portal" area which has been labeled Adobe & HTML accessible at http://html.adobe.com/ and http://html.adobe.com/opensource/ The site itself is devoted...


November 17, 2011  11:57 AM

Adobe open sources Flex for Flash apps, backs HTML5

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Developers, Flash, Flex, Mobile, RunTime

News surfaced this week of Adobe's intention to open source its Flex software development kit (SDK), a technology tool designed to provide software developers with a means of creating apps for the Flash runtime. Adobe's allegiances in this space will now shift to HTML5. A


July 11, 2011  10:00 AM

News of the World dead, that’s OK – all press going open source online

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, CMS, Google docs, online, Open source, publishing, WordPress

Reports suggest that this weekend saw the demise of a UK Sunday red top newspaper. While some will lament and bemoan the demise of this so-called British institution, it is of course natural wastage on the evolutionary path towards online news dissemination powered by open source technologies. Is...


July 6, 2011  6:49 AM

Freshly squeezed: the Juice open source ‘Media Aggregator’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Apple, iTunes, Open source

A good solid scan of the open source newswires this week left me jumping around the web ultimately landing on the website for Juice. An open source 'Media Aggregator' program, Juice allows the user to download audio files from anywhere on...


March 31, 2011  8:50 AM

Adobe Flash Player 10.2 now available for Android tablets and mobile devices

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Android, Developer, Flash, Open source

You won't find this news spread gloriously across the newswires, or even on Adobe's official newsroom. But tucked away lovingly inside Adobe's developer blog you can read comment posted Antonio Flores detailing the fact that Flash Player 10.2 is now available for download on Android Market. This...


September 27, 2010  10:00 AM

Is Adobe’s open source strategy a commercial consulting trap?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Open source

Why doesn't Adobe shout about its work in open source a little more? After all, the company has a dedicated open source portal and its Abobe Labs division is arguably one of the more publicly open R&D websites of any vendor. Does the company think that it needs to concentrate on making money...


July 6, 2010  10:10 AM

Google’s WebM open source video project gathers pace

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Google, mozilla, Open source

News has been circulating for more than a month now of Google's open source video project known as WebM. The search giant plans to convert all the content on its...


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