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Dreamweaver 8.0.2 Update

Adobe has released this month a new update for Dreamweaver 8 that includes improvements in code generated by Dreamweaver for connecting to databases and for inserting Flash in Dreamweaver pages.

W advise you to upgrade, in order to benefit from the security improvements the new release brings. Read more about the Dreamweaver 8.0.2 update.

Spry Framework

Adobe has recently released the Spry framework. If you have an interest in AJAX, you should take a look at this. Spry uses a couple of .js files that effectly hide a lot of the detailed javascript. Spry creates javascript objects that can be easily called. Using an XML file as a data source, Spry can help you define a data set that can easily be displayed and managed on a standard html page. For more information go to:

MAX 2005 Presentations

Guest Lecture on 'Web 2.0' on April 11th @ 6:00

Brought to you by AUACM (

Speaker: Mr. Jason McCay

From: DAXKO (

Date: Tuesday, April 11th

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Broun 238

Discussion:  Jason will be discussing different "Web 2.0"
technologies and how Ajax, social networking concepts, rich internet
experiences, perpetual beta, and the Web as a platform are starting
to move into the vocabulary of corporate America.  He'll be showing
examples of existing apps, code, and what we are working on at DAXKO.

Sorry GUys

SOrry it is taking me longer than I expected to get info on COntribute here on the website.  I have been travling on student Recruitment lately &  have not been in my office.  Please bear with me a few more days

Mark Your Calendars for MAX 2006!

MAX - Las Vegas - October 22 - 26, 2006

Visit the Adobe site for more info:  

Las Vegas

Free book review request O'Reilly

I would like to request a free review copy of an upcoming release titled "Flash 8: Projects for Learning Animation and Interactivity" ISBN: 0-596-10223-2.

ADOBE'S WEBINARS - Adobe Creative Suite 2 Expert Series!

Today Adobe rolled out a series of webinars (online, real-time seminars) hosted by well-known industry experts. Among them are a couple of Peachpit authors, David Blatner, and Mordy Golding.

It's not too late to catch this free eSeminar Series taking place from February 22-March 2. Your members will learn how to get the most out of their creativity, by getting the most out of Creative Suite 2, and they'll gain insight into the tools and techniques that will help them stay ahead of the creative curve. Each 60-minute eSeminar session will include a live Q&A with the host. Reserve your place today - space is limited!

Microsoft Engineering to Discuss Next Generation Microsoft Web Services

Brandon McMillon, academic developer evangelist with Microsoft Corporation will provide an overview of the next generation of Web services -- the Windows Communication Foundation (formally Indigo) - from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in 238 Broun Hall. Sponsored by the AU Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering Department, the seminar will address topics such as the strengths and weaknesses of current Web services, service-oriented architecture, the features of the next generation Web services, and the next generation Web services that will ship with Windows Vista.

AMMUG Join's User Group Programs of Three Publishing Companies

I'm pleased to inform all group members that the Auburn Macromedia Users Group has joined the user group programs of two publishing companies with a third membership pending. One of the perks of being an official Macromedia/Adobe Users Group is that we're given the opportunity to join the user group programs of several publishing companies including O'Reilly, PeachPit, and Sam's Publishing. I've received confirmation of our enrollment from O'Reilly and PeachPit and I hope to hear from Sam's Publishing within a few weeks (just signed up today). Membership in these user group programs does have its benefits including free review copies of currently released books as well as future releases, individual group member discounts, discounts on conferences and tutorials, speakers, free promotional give away items, etc. A categorized list of benefits for each membership is given below includeing discount information and restrictions and procedures for reviewing books.  I will update this list as soon as I receive confirmation of our enrollement in the Sam's Publishing User Group program; until then I encourage all group members to take advantage of these benefits and if you have any questions please feel free to submit a question on the forums and I will respond within 24 hours.

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