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Stay Up To Date With Project Comet
Yesterday at MAX 2015, Sarah Hunt wowed the audience with a sneak peak at "Project Comet", a whole new experience in user experience design. Project Comet is the first all-in-one solution for UX designers and it will make it possible to design and prototype websites and mobile apps faster than ever. Comet is coming in early 2016, but you can go here for details and to stay informed.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:20:00 -0400)
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Sams Teach Yourself Oracle PL/SQL In 10 Minutes Now Available
My Sams Teach Yourself Oracle PL/SQL In 10 Minutes is now available and shipping. This book is the 4th DBMS specific title based on my best-selling Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, and like its siblings (on MariaDB, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server), goes into far more detail than the generic SQL book. Details, and a chapter listing, can be found on the book page.
(Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:25:00 -0400)
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Watch MAX Keynotes Online
Adobe MAX 2015 is just days away. If you won't be there in person, you can watch the keynotes live online at
(Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:29:00 -0400)
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The DPS Team Is Giving Away Apple Watches At MAX
Adobe MAX 2015 is now just days away. If you are attending MAX, you could win an Apple Watch by simply sharing some of what you've learned about Adobe DPS. Here are the details.
(Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:28:00 -0400)
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Adobe Slate Updated
We just updated Adobe Slate. As per the release notes, here's what changed in v1.1.2:
  • Did you ever create a gorgeous glideshow, only to find the images were low res when you published? We fixed that!
  • JPGs and PNGs have company. Slate now supports import of RAW images.
  • iOS9 is out, and we thought it would be good if we didn't crash on it, so we fixed some things.
  • Other fixes and tweaks

(Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:21:00 -0400)
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Beta Test The Next Adobe Voice
Love Adobe Voice? We're working on really cool updates, and if you'd like to help beta test, here's the form you need to fill in.
(Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:48:00 -0400)
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More On CSS Vs SVG
The Dreamweaver blog has been running a fascinating series comparing CSS and SVG. The latest article by Sara Soueidan looks at icons, charts, elastic interactions, and animation effects.
(Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:10:00 -0400)
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Julieanne Kost's Free Photoshop Videos
Adobe Evangelist Julieanne Kost is on a roll, posting links to free Photoshop tutorial videos that she's recorded for Visit her blog to learn more.
(Sun, 13 Sep 2015 11:07:00 -0400)
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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.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:55:00 -0400)
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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.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:34:00 -0400)
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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.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:00:00 -0400)
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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.
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:51:00 -0400)
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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.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:56:00 -0400)
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Half-Off Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes
Want to learn SQL? InformIT is running a special on the best reviewed titles on 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.
(Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:03:00 -0400)
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New PhoneGap Documentation Online
The PhoneGap documentation has just undergone a pretty dramatic facelift, including really good getting started docs for new PhoneGap developers.
(Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:23:00 -0400)
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