If you believe that Adobe is about to open a Flex 3 beta, you have to read what David Mendels wrote on FlexCoders list, explaining that Adobe just opens the feedback process for flex 3 :
A) We are not rushing out Flex 3. The Flex 3 beta has not started and is some time away. Once we have a first public alpha or beta, it will still be a logn while until we ship. What you are seeing is not about us rushing the product, it is about us becoming much more open about what is coming down the road in the future. We started this with Adobe Labs (initially Macromedia Labs) but in this cycle in the next few months you will see up open up more so folks can see the roadmap and give us feedback.
Adobe wants to create a Customer Advisory Board (CAB) that would validate the Flex 3.0 features, so it's conducting a survey.
Adobe is looking for experienced PHP, Java, ColdFusion, and Ajax developers to participate in an advisory panel on the future of Adobe Flex. If you would like to help shape the future of rich internet applications, fill out the following survey (no prior Flex experience required):
Selected respondents for the private panel will have the opportunity to provide feedback on future versions of Adobe Flex and test early releases of Adobe software. In appreciation, all active participants will be eligible to receive a complimentary license of an Adobe desktop product.
FlexGala, the italian Flex User Group, today we planned a online meeting event where Ivan Baldassi, Coldfusion Developer and contributor for CFMentor (the Coldfusion User Group in Italy) will present and show how to create an Address Book application using Coldfusion Components and Webservices. Then we'll create the user interface in Flex 2 connecting to the webservice with the WebService RPC class.
The event is totally free but it's in italian language, sorry:
Adobe has released the final version of Flash Player 9 for Linux. You can download this version on Adobe Flash Player page.
Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux supports the same major features and functionality as the Windows and Macintosh versions for playback of Flash content and applications. Unsupported features include Express Install and auto-update notification, which are not available due to the variety of Linux platforms, each handling the Adobe Flash Player plug-in installation in different ways. The full-screen viewing feature is not yet available but is expected to be available in a release later this year.
Oh my God ... I love Flex and I love conferences. But explain me how to choose !
Anyway, the FlexManiacs 2007 with two full days of 60 minute lectures and 90 minute HANDS-ON practice sessions dedicated to Flex 2 and developing Rich Internet Applications (RIA), you're sure to get all of the information you need.