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3Sep
2015
Up To 70% Off SQL Video Tutorial

I recently released a SQL video tutorial (based on my best-selling Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes). InformIT is running a Labor Day promotion with discounts on video lessons of up to 60-70% off, and my new SQL series is included in the promotion. The sale ends Wednesday, September 9th.

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3Sep
2015
An Overview Of SVG Patterns

More web coding goodness to share over on the Dreamweaver blog. This time, Lucas Bebber has posted a really informative overview of SVG patterns, explaining how these can be used to create interesting typographic effects.

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1Sep
2015
CSS Vs. SVG Shapes And More

Over on the official Dreamweaver blog, Sara Soueidan has posted a fascinatingly insightful article comparing CSS to SVG to create shapes and shaped UI components.

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31Aug
2015
Two Months Free Creative Cloud For Teachers And Students With Prepayment

Adobe Creative Cloud is available at a discount for students and teachers. In addition to education discounts of up to 66%, for a limited time you can also get two months free when you prepay.

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27Aug
2015
ColdFusion Security Hotfix Released

A security hotfix has been released for ColdFusion versions 10 and 11 on all platforms. The fix patches a potential vulnerability which could be used to disclose server information.

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24Aug
2015
Half-Off Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes

Want to learn SQL? InformIT is running a special on the best reviewed titles on Amazon.com. My Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes is on that list, and so you can use this link to grab a copy of the best-selling SQL book of all time for 40% off (or buy multiple copies at 50% off). This offer ends September 1, 2015.

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21Aug
2015
New PhoneGap Documentation Online

The PhoneGap documentation has just undergone a pretty dramatic facelift, including really good getting started docs for new PhoneGap developers.

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19Aug
2015
Back-To-School With Adobe Voice And Slate

It's Back-To-School time, and teachers all over are prepping for another year spent in the company of fresh eager (yeah, I know, but I'm trying to sound upbeat) faces. Back in prehistoric times, when I was in school, that meant sharpening lots of pencils, trying to get last year's chalk mark remnants off the board, obtaining a stack of clean projector transparencies and duplicator carbon sheets ... ouch! Teachers these days do much the same, although we've (thankfully) traded much of that ancient technology for shiny devices like iPads.

Over the past year I've had the good fortune and privilege of meeting lots of passionate teachers the world over, and many have shared the innovative ways that they are using Adobe Voice and Adobe Slate on their classroom iPads. Some of the ideas are so good that I just have to share them.

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17Aug
2015
Beta Versions of Flash And AIR 19 Released

Beta versions of both Flash Player 19 and AIR 19 (code named "Quint") have been posted to Adobe Labs.

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17Aug
2015
Adobe Voice Updated

We just made Adobe Voice a little better (yep, hard to believe that's possible, I know). You can now tap a page thumbnail at the bottom of the screen to initiate review playback from the selected slide. You're welcome.

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