Web 2.0 to work 2.0 - Adobe is going to cater for everyone. Apart from acquiring Virtual Ubiquity, they are working on number of applications, platforms which will help to retain adobe’s supremacy over the RIA market.Max 2007 was one of the most successful events of adobe in terms of visibility and marketing the future product. I could not attend MAX. Out of the hype on the blogosphere I had to notice the following interesting technologies:
Adobe® Connect™ enables peoples to share screens and have meetings. Users pay on hosted subscription basis without buying this product.It seems that adobe is going more towards this revenue model. Adobe is opening that up now as a platform for developers which will be known as CoCoMo .It will allow the developers to create applications that Adobe will be hosting. Web video, is one of the key focus of adobe. Few days back they have announced support for H.264 high-definition video in Flash.
Pacifica is another interesting real-time collaboration technology which is going to add voice communications to adobe platform. Pacifica is the name of Adobe's voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP),developers will be able to establish point-to-point, player-to-player connection using Pacifica.
Adobe is always popular among the designers. Thermo is the visual tool that will enable more designers to create rich Internet applications. Now designers will be able to enjoy ultimate freedom while designing the rich user experience. The prime focus behind this tool will be on encashing from the existing designer base. This is why Thermo is a one of the strategic project for Adobe. It will enable designers to more efficiently build the richer experiences and shall also give developers greater control over creative assets without leaving the development model. It aimed at improving the work flow that happens when developers and designers create applications.
As a Flex Developer,I am happy that I will have lots of new tools and technologies to work with :)