Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder

Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder is a Flash Builder 4 plug-in which enables the rapid development of extensions that run inside one or more Creative Suite applications.
Extension Builder makes it as easy to write extensions that run in the Creative Suite as it is to use Flash Builder 4 to write Flex applications that run in the browser. It targets professional Creative Suite developers looking to minimize their development costs and reduce time-to-market for their extensions, while delivering maximum functionality to their customers.
For a host of tutorials, videos and sample content, you can take a look at the Extension Builder team’s blog at

Extension Builder at Adobe MAX 2010
Ordinarily, access to Extension Builder requires membership of either the Adobe Solution Partner Program or the Adobe Enterprise Developer Program. However, it is being provided free of charge to attendees of Adobe MAX 2010, along with a catalogue of sample extensions and videos demonstrating Extension Builder’s benefits.
If you are not attending MAX, but believe you should have access to this because your input could prove invaluable, you can contact the team through the Extension Builder forum:


CS4 Live Tour… another "free lunch"

Now, in these days of financial tough times its worth noting all the “free lunches” available out there… One such “free lunch” is to be had on the 22nd of October in CinemaxX when the Adobe Evangelist team visits Copenhagen to talk about Creative Suite 4.


Check it out….


Mapping Design and Develop Disciplines… My Competencies

In continuation of reading Doug Winnie’s pretty clever article about how to map design and development disciplines and into a simple competence matrix, I decided to do my own…

The basic idea is for the individual to be honest in order to identify areas of where to improve as well as identify areas which may be more likely of creating positive outcomes when focused upon.
The extension of this is to use it for team constellation planning and for matchmaking in competence development programs, this will allow project managers to validate team competencies against project characteristics in order to ensure that all bases are covered for any given project. The approach is simple and in comparison to more elaborate approaches, maybe to crude for some who are already doing competencies matrices, but for those of us who are not yet having a program of such kind in place, this is an easy beginning.

Getting started with mapping competencies are really simple.
You start with downloading the template in an editable PNG file format.


And then you can modify it to match your own competencies and then e.g. compare with the profile you wish to match.
When I did that for myself, it came to look like this.


Comparing with where I wish to be, I can see that I perhaps need to play around with Photoshop for a weekend or two…

Anyways… check out the original article by Doug Winnie for download of resources and to read more about the approach…


This post was created with Adobe Contribute CS4

I have never been much into the creative suite… seeing that I traditionally am a business logic kind-a-guy… however… one should never be too old to try out new things… so this time I wanted to try Adobe Contribute to post onto my blog…

Up to this point Microsoft Word’s Blog template has been doing a nice job imho… however… it’s nice to try something new

pretty cool… 🙂

Nevertheless… so far it appears that Microsoft Word is both faster and more consistent, but off course I should give Contribute some more chances to impress me once it launches.