Macromedia Studio 8 Lanuch Event in India

Studio 8

An exclusive invitation to the Studio 8 launch event in india. Lets look at the highlights of event.

What you will see
With the latest releases of Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Fireworks, Contribute and FlashPaper, Studio 8 offers web designers and developers a new level of expressiveness, efficiency and simplified workflow to create the most compelling web sites, interactive experiences and mobile content.

Use advanced graphics, text, animation, video, and audio tools with precision control and quality. From simple animated graphics to sophisticated interactive experiences, Studio 8 provides a full suite of tools for limitless creativity.

Learn how to design, develop and maintain the most effective and engaging online experiences and digital content. The Macromedia Studio 8 product team will demonstrate the exciting new features in Studio 8:.

  • New advanced animation, graphic effects, text tools, and interactive video in the new version of Flash Professional
  • Fast coding efficiencies with new CSS, drag-and-drop of XML sources, Zoom, and more in the new version of Dreamweaver
  • New graphic effects and integrated workflows with Fireworks
  • Web content management with FlashPaper and Contribute

See how it can be even easier to build next-generation web sites, vibrant interactive media, interactive experiences and mobile content . Attend this special Studio 8 event. Don’t miss out!

Who should attend?

  • Web Designer/Developer
  • Web Application Developer
  • Webmaster
  • Creative/Art Director
  • Academic Computing Professional
  • Curriculum Director
  • Higher Education Educator
  • K-12 Educator
  • Macromedia Community
  • Macromedia Partners
  • Macromedia Resellers
  • Student
  • Teacher/Faculty

The following is an example of what will be covered in each session:

Introduction and Studio 8 Overview
Jim Guerard, VP Product Management and Product Marketing – Tools, Macromedia

Flash Professional 8 demonstration
– Mike Downey, Product Manager, Flash
– Expressiveness, New Graphic Effects and Animation
– Quality Experiences, Productivity and Ease-of-Use Enhancements
– Flash Video, Video Enhancements and Improved Work-flow
– Mobile Authoring

Dreamweaver 8 demonstration
– Jen Taylor, Sr. Product Manager, Dreamweaver
– Support for the Latest Technologies, Including Flash Video, Coldfusion MX7 and PHP5
– Best Practices, Including Enhanced CSS and Visual Authoring with XML
– Productivity and Ease-of-Use Enhancements for both Designers and Developers

Fireworks 8
– CSS-based Pop-up Menu’s
– Interoperability with Dreamweaver 8

Contribute 3 and FlashPaper 2
– Overview of Features
– Interoperability with Studio 8

Studio 8 Product Summary (Jim Guerard)
– Timing, Availability and Pricing

Question and Answer

Events Place & Time
2nd Sept-J WMarriott, Mumbai – Register
5th Sept-Le Meridien, Delhi – Register
6th Sept-LeMeridien,Bangalore – Register
Timings: 8.30 am to 12.30 pm

I am not so sure whether i will be there or not. I will like to see all geeks there and myself too.

Cool Video Tutorials on Flash Application

Flash Extensions

Recently, I was searching on the net and came to know about the flash extensions. Flash Extensions provides quality video tutorials regarding Flash and other related technologies. The content is aimed to help those starting to build applications with Flash, those transitioning from a previous language or platform to Flash (i.e. Java or .NET), and/or those who wish to learn new techniques in programming on the Flash Platform. Many of us are visual learners and therefore can learn more quickly by watching others, especially as it applies to Flash development. Flash does not follow many of the traditional conventions of other languages, which has lead to frustration when programming in Flash. They hope to help ease that frustration with a visual learning environment.

There are more upcoming Flash 8 video tutorials on the site.

They have following video categories on site. I hope it will be more in future.

  1. Design Patterns with Actionscript
  2. Actionscript 2 Fundamentals
  3. Actionscript 2 Intermediate
  4. Flash Applications with Eclipse
  5. Flash Tips

The best thing about the tutorials is that it is free.

How to Generate Unique Auto Number with PHP & MySQL?

There is a always needs of generating unique number for various type of situation in any kind of development from shopping cart to guest book in all possible type of applications. There are so many ways to generating unique auto number in PHP. You can always use php random functions along with the time function to get the unique number.

If you are not so want to perform so much functions and length process on getting unique number, you can always use simple method of getting unique value with the use MySQL.

We can get a unique auto generated number from MySQL by creating an auto incremented field. MySQL will generate a unique number by incrementing the last number of the table and will automatically add to the auto incremented field. This is the best way to generate a trouble ticket number for a help desk system. In a school if a new student joins then all details of the student we can feed to student table and while using the insert query, MySQL will add one auto generated unique number to this auto incremented field. We need not have to specify any thing in our query while adding the auto incremented field data. After successfully adding the record we can get this unique number by using mysql_insert_id(). Now let us try how to create a such auto incremented field.

We have to make auto increment field integer ( obvious ) and also unique. The property set to auto increment. Here is the sql to create a autonumber table with one auto increment field to assign one unique ID.

CREATE TABLE `autonumber` (
`id` int(13) unsigned NOT NULL auto_increment,

This will create one table called auto number starting with next auto number 1049. So when ever you need to get the new auto number or unique auto number value you have to just use insert query like this in your code:

Insert into autonumber (‘id’) values (‘’) or die (“MySQL Error:”.mysql_error());

This query will insert next number 1050 in to autonumber table.

You can get this newly generated auto number by the following function.

$New_AutoNumber = mysql_insert_id();

You can even combine this number with number generated with the time and random function to get more unique value.

Let me drop comment if anyone of you encounter problem in getting it?