Marc Hughes

I am a developer from a bit west of Boston.

Been a crazy couple AIR days

26 Feb 2008

I knew about the AIR release for a few weeks now, but never hadn't had the chance to update AgileAgenda for the new runtime by the release yesterday morning.

Boy am I sorry I didn't. I went to work yesterday and my mailbox was clogged with comments about AgileAgenda and notifications from Google Checkout about purchases. WAY more than any other day.

When I got home I saw that AgileAgenda was featured on the AIR marketplace again, and I chalked it up to that. So I scrambled to get a new release out as quick as possible. Without it being updated for the 1.0 release, I have to imagine a lot of people who tried ended up failing to install. I really wish I had stayed up on Sunday to get that release done, I bet a lot more people would have gotten a look at the app. Oh well, live and learn.

So then today I noticed that AgileAgenda wasn't featured in the marketplace anymore, but the traffic hadn't died down. I was perplexed. All the referrers in the logs were from the marketplace, but AgileAgenda wasn't even on the first page anymore so it didn't make sense to me. Then I got a helpful email from a helpful Adobe employee. It seems AgileAgenda is featured right smack in the middle of the thank you page whenever someone downloads AIR! And of course that leads to the marketplace link, which in turn leads to the download.

How cool is that!?!

So anyways, I'm really motivated to work on the project again.  I've been spending a lot of time on the AgileTracker (Previously called the Dev Client) which gives each resource working on the project a time tracking / task list / time sheet interface that can subscribe to AgileAgenda schedules.

It's been fun working on that since I've been using the Parsley framework which gives a nice IoC container and an MVC architecture to boot.  I like learning new things.   I'll be publishing some work I've done with that related to loading and management of assets through the IoC container that might be useful to a lot of people.

But everyone should definitely check out Parsley.  The author, Jens Halm, has been very helpful on the forums over there.