Software Releases and Airport Life

June 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’m finally back from a long month of traveling, Tampa Florida and Portland Oregon were the two big destinations in May.  Unfortunately that means I had little time to do anything of value (code wise) – I feel like I’ve was in airports more than destinations.  During layovers I was happy to find out that two of my favorite apps have beta versions of new releases out.

VMWare Fusion 2.0 Beta – Finally has multiple display support!  Woot! I’ve been dreaming of this day for a long time and it’s finally here, and the feature works perfectly.  The new version doesn’t play so well with Spaces, but VMWare says this is an Apple problem – I haven’t noticed anything since the 10.5.3 update for Leopard so maybe that fixed it.

Dreamweaver CS4 Beta – Just released last week – has some pretty interesting features.  I love the use of WebKit for instant previews of dynamic content right inside of the app.  I haven’t had a whole lot of time to play around with it but I’ll probably do a full report sometime soon.

Lately I’ve been working on some internal Flex charting apps, I’ll probably post a demo link when we release it to our customers.  Tomorrow I’m going to start work on a Flash implementation of oBIX (an XML standard for machine to machine communication of building data).  I would like to open source this project at some point, but one step at a time.  I’ll write about it when there is more to report.

Until next time…

Tags: Dreamweaver · Mac · Travel · Work