DownThemAll! 3.0.7

DownThemAll is all you can desire from a download manager: it features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 4x and it allows you to pause and resume downloads at any time.

DownThemAll is fast, reliable and easy-to-use! It lets you downlo…

JAXenter Puts Spotlight On Apache Allura In Interview With VP And SourceForge Chief Engineer Dave Brondsema

JAXenter recently put the spotlight on Apache Allura by interviewing SourceForge Principal Engineer and VP at Apache Allura, Dave Brondsema. With this interview, JAXenter sought to get a better idea of what Apache Allura is all about and what makes it different from other software forges. In the interview, Dave Brondsema begins by talking about […]

Available Now! Adobe Bridge CC 2015 Version 6.3.1 With Adobe Stock Integration

Today we are happy to announce an update to Adobe Bridge that let’s you upload images directly from Adobe Bridge to Adobe Stock and reach millions of buyers. Using the new Publish panel in Bridge, you can now easily upload your photographs to the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal and monetize your work.

To get started, first set up your profile as a Contributor on Adobe Stock Contributor portal. You also have the option to sync your existing Fotolia contributor account with the Contributor portal. Once you complete the registration, your Adobe ID enables you to start contributing. You can now upload your photos by simply dragging a selection of photos from the Content panel onto the Publish panel. Then, you can go to the Adobe Stock Contributor portal to tag the uploaded images and submit them to Adobe Stock for moderation. Adobe Stock Contributor portal automatically extracts the Bridge keywords and sub-keywords associated with your images and displays them as tagged keywords saving you hours. Voila! You are in business of selling your assets on Adobe Stock right from where you manage them.

To learn more about this feature, see Publish images to Adobe Stock

Updated Flash Player 23 Beta Available On Adobe Labs

Updated Flash Player 23 beta, code named Underwood, is now available on Adobe Labs. This beta release includes new features as well as enhancements and bug fixes related to security, stability, performance, and device compatibility for Flash Player 23.

Learn more about Flash Player 23
Download Flash Player 23 beta

 

As always, we appreciate all feedback. We encourage you to post in our beta forums or create bug reports or feature requests on our public bug database.

Adobe Sign、Salesforceと連携し、優れた電子サインエクスペリエンスを提供

アドビは、Adobe Signの最新リリースでのSalesforceとの連携を発表しました。また、「Dreamforce 2016」において、製品連携に関するデモンストレーションを行うことも合わせて発表しました。アドビはこの10年間、Salesforceの顧客であるGroupon、NetApp、Tivo、Ceridian、Diners Club Internationalなどと協業し、ドキュメントへの安全で迅速な署名を支援してきました。これまで数日あるいは数時間かかっていた平均的な署名サイクルが数分で完了できるようになり、署名プロセスを90%以上短縮できた事例も数多くあります。今回の連携により、Salesforceのユーザーはデバイスを問わずいつでも、Sales Cloud、Service Cloud、Community Cloud、App Cloudなどで、署名が必要な契約書を送信できるようになります。

Adobe Signの最新リリースは、Salesforce Lightningプラットフォームとの連携により、魅力的で新しいユーザーエクスペリエンス(UX)をユーザーや管理者に提供します。管理者向けには有用なAdobe Sign設定ツールセットを提供する3つのLightningコンポーネントを、Salesforceを利用する送信者向けにはコーディング不要の新しい先進的なワークフローを、それぞれ追加します。

Magentoの最高情報責任者(CIO)兼グローバルテクノロジー責任者であるチェット ガンディ(Chet Gandhi)氏は、次のように述べています。「Adobe Signへの移行を決めた大きな理由は、当社のビジネスはもちろん、グローバルなパートナーエコシステムにおける固有のニーズに応えることができる、使いやすいデザインと有用な機能を併せ持った、費用対効果の高いソリューションを必要としていたためです。Adobe Signによって、全体のオペレーションと当社のビジネスの中核を成しているUXが大いに強化されるだけでなく、他のソリューションと比べて50%のコスト削減が可能です。」

 

電子サインでクラウドベースのCRMを強化

あらゆる規模の組織でSaaSベースのCRMソリューションの採用が進む中、営業部門やサポート部門のリーダーたちは、ビジネス上のメリットを提供するアプリを模索し続けています。Adobe Signは、Salesforceの顧客が組織全体で成約サイクルの促進や成約率の向上といったメリットを実現できるよう、支援を続けてきました。Adobe Signと連携した Salesforceのユーザーを対象にした先ごろのTechValidate調査では、回答者の89%が、CRMで使用される他のあらゆるアプリケーションに比べて、Adobe Signは平均以上のROIを実現していると答えています。さらに回答者の93%が、Adobe Signは当初の期待を上回るビジネス上のメリットを提供していると答えています。

一方で、UXの向上が重視されるようになり、クラウドベースのCRMソリューションができることの範囲や規模は拡大し続けています。Salesforce Lightningプラットフォームの開発は、UX重視の傾向を反映したものです。アドビは、設計およびUXの専門知識を活かしてSalesforce LightningプラットフォームにAdobe Signをいち早く適用しました。

 

新機能

アドビは、今回の連携に際し、UXを重視して新機能を開発しました。Salesforce ClassicとLightningのユーザーは、紙の書類の追跡で起こりがちな「単純作業」の時間を短縮し、生産性を向上することができます。

  • Lightning UXで署名エクスペリエンスを向上
    新しいLightning UXは、ユニークかつ高度なAdobe Signエクスペリエンスを実現します。Adobe Signの送信者は新しいUXを利用することで、Salesforce Lightningの原則、設計言語、ベストプラクティスと一貫した署名のインタラクションとフローを体験することができます。
  • Adobe SignでSalesforceのページを簡単にカスタマイズ
    Salesforceの標準ページおよびカスタムページへのAdobe Signの追加が非常に簡単になりました。今回のリリースには、Salesforce管理者によるページのカスタマイズを容易にする3つのLightningコンポーネント(Adobe Signの Sendコンポーネント、Agreementコンポーネント、Agreement List)が含まれています。さらに、これまでよりも簡単にAdobe Signをページに追加できるようにする新しいSetup Wizardもリリースします。
  • 署名収集のための契約書送信に利用できるツールキットを拡張
    Hybrid Recipient OrderやMultiple Templates per Objectなどの多くの新機能を追加しました。これらの新機能は、契約書の送信者向けに、ビジネスプロセスを確実に実行する複雑なワークフローに対して、さらなる選択肢を提供します。詳細はRelease Notesをご覧ください。

アドビは、電子サインのリーダーとしてAdobe SignアプリをSalesforce Lightningといち早く連携しました。Adobe Signの最新リリースは、10月下旬にSalesforce AppExchangeで提供開始予定です。

 

Adobe Document Cloudプロダクトマネジメント担当バイスプレジデント ジョン ペレラ(Jon Perera)

HTTPS Everywhere 5.2.5

Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site.

The HTTPS Everywhere…

Working With Girls Who Code

I was lucky to grow up with a support system of teachers and family who encouraged me to pursue a career in STEM. My father was an engineer and as a little girl, I wanted to be just like him. So when it came time to decide what my major in undergrad would be, I had no doubt about choosing computer engineering. When I moved to Seattle, I met many girls who did not share the same experiences as me. One told me her family just didn’t believe girls could do math, while another told me teachers were never supportive and told her that girls didn’t do well in math and science. This was just unacceptable to me. I believe that all children, regardless of their gender, race, and background should be encouraged to pursue any field they want.

Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization with a mission to create programs that will inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Girls Who Code found that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in tech fields and US graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs – but only 3% of these will be women. In the 1980s, 37% of computer science graduates were women, but today it’s only around 18%. I work in cybersecurity where the percentage of women in the field is around 11%. These are very disappointing statistics, and I wanted to help change the situation. So when my manager approached me to help teach the Girls Who Code class for Adobe in Seattle, I jumped at the opportunity.

Adobe has partnered with Girls Who Code for three years to host summer immersion programs. Apart from providing classroom space, program managers and mentors, this summer, Adobe was the only Girls Who Code partner company that provided its own instructors, with four full-time, female employees teaching the coding classes.

During the months of July and August, I taught 20 high school girls, ages 15-18, the basics of computer science skills including Scratch, Python, Arduino programming, and web development. The program also taught leadership skills like self-confidence, self-advocacy and public speaking. Other Adobe employees organized field trips, speakers, and workshops and helped the girls with projects. Several Adobe women volunteered one hour per week to provide career mentorship and conduct technical interview workshops for the girls.

The last two weeks of the program, the girls picked an idea for a final project and took it from inception to launch. They came up with BIG ideas they felt passionate about from developing a safe places app, to teaching children arts and music, to helping students be more productive. They used technologies they had never used before including Jquery, integrating the Google and Facebook API, and using Mongo db to host everything on AWS. On graduation day, the girls presented their projects to their family, mentors and various Adobe employees.

I’m proud to work at Adobe, a company that follows through on its values. In addition to all the time and resources, the Adobe Foundation gave each of the girls a laptop and a one-year Creative Cloud subscription to continue their tech journey. I am thankful to my team,  who supported me in this effort and picked up the slack while I was teaching. In my own little way, I hope I have encouraged more young women to pursue STEM fields, including careers at Adobe and our peers in the tech industry.

Aparna Rangarajan
Sr. Technical Program Manager – Security

UBlock Origin 1.9.8

An efficient blocker: easy on memory and CPU footprint, and yet can load and enforce thousands more filters than other popular blockers out there.

Illustrated overview of its efficiency: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/uBlock-vs.-ABP:-efficiency-compared

Usage: The big power button in the popup is to permanently disable/enable uBlock for the current web site. It applies to the current web site only, it is not a global power button.

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Flexible, it’s more than an “ad blocker”: it can also read and create filters from hosts files.

Out of the box, these lists of filters are loaded and enforced:

– EasyList
– Peter Lowe’s Ad server list
– EasyPrivacy
– Malware domains

More lists are available for you to select if you wish:

– Fanboy’s Enhanced Tracking List
– Dan Pollock’s hosts file
– hpHosts’s Ad and tracking servers
– MVPS HOSTS
– Spam404
– And many others

Of course, the more filters enabled, the higher the memory footprint. Yet, even after adding Fanboy’s two extra lists, hpHosts’s Ad and tracking servers, uBlock Origin still has a lower memory footprint than other very popular blockers out there.

Also, be aware that selecting some of these extra lists may lead to higher likelihood of web site breakage — especially those lists which are normally used as hosts file.

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Free.
Open source with public license (GPLv3)
For users by users.

If ever you really do want to contribute something, think about the people working hard to maintain the filter lists you are using, which were made available to use by all for free.

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Documentation:
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock#ublock-origin

Project change log:
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases

Contributors @ Github:
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/graphs/contributors

Contributors @ Crowdin:
https://crowdin.net/project/ublock