Nov '09

MAX sneak of “Rome”

I just received the latest issue of Web Designer magazine, which includes a write-up of the many announcements and festivities that went on during the recent Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles. If you were there, or have ever attended MAX, you know that the most anticipated event every year is known as “Sneaks”, in which Adobe engineers, product managers and evangelists get to show off technologies and projects which “may or may not ever make their way into a current or future product”.

This year, I had the pleasure of showing off an experimental project codenamed “Rome”. I’ve received literally hundreds of questions about Rome since that 5 minute demo. And, although I would love to tell you more, unfortunately at this time, my lips must remain sealed. However, for those that missed it, someone took the “liberty” of filming my presentation and posting it to YouTube. So, since it’s on the web, I thought I would help my readers out by linking directly to it. :-)

Now, just don’t ask me if/when/where/how you can get more information about Rome, ‘cuz I can’t tell you. But if you were excited by the demonstration, have thoughts about the “possible” product, feel free to leave a message or send me an email.


3 Responses to “MAX sneak of “Rome””

  1. Joseph Burchett Says:

    Wow, amazing tool! Going to be neato if this makes it to Labs some day :-) Only thing that bothers me about these “sneaks” is that this stuff is always beyond awesome, yet why is it only available to people who attend Max? I would have LOVED to attend Max but I had work, and couldn’t afford it at the time… I mean this is the sort that gets developers excited about Adobe’s products why would Adobe hide this sort? Anyways, thanks for sharing! :-D

  2. Ian Howlett Says:

    Hi Greg,

    I was at the Sneaks – and “Rome” is crackling!
    But why the hush hush? Wed it and spread it!

    Other great things that I saw at the MAX that were really cool – Catalyst (Lets see where it goes…), FreeSpin3D (Great 3D Extension for Flash), and those crazy guys from ColdFusion.

    Thanks -> MartIan

  3. Tom Says:

    Okay “ROME is on Fire!” and in this case that is a good thing! Feel free to use that in marketing and promotion materials going forward just don’t ever demo it in a toga.

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