MAX Day 2: Quake in FP, client side data services and Flex for Visual Studio

Just sat in the Tuesday keynote and there have been numerous interesting info to come out. Here they are in no particuliar order:

  • Project Alchemy: is a toolset that allows you to convert C/C++ code to AS3 and then run in Flash Player or AIR (they showed C encryption library, Quake and Mario bros running!)
  • Coldfusion Bolt: an eclipse based IDE for next version of ColdFusion (codenamed Centaur)
  • Flex Builder 4: you can easily auto connect to server-side data, includes a network monitor and finally has client side data services (commit/rollback functionality)
  • Visual Studio 2008: now supports Flex development (no details)...also native AMF support in .NET is coming