Xdrive closes it's doors

My recent employer just released a service announcement that they are closing their doors December 31st 2008. What this means now is that all the applications I helped development for the past 2 years will vanish into the ether, poof! This is very sad indeed as I spent a good amount of time this year working on some software updates that will never see the light of day and all the exiting lines of code will gather dust.

Xdrive Desktop Lite was just presented last year at Adobe MAX 2007 and was selected this year as a semi-finalist in the Adobe MAX 2008 awards. I also released an ActionScript 3 library wrapper for the Open Xdrive JSON API, which will also be defunct after the end of the year. I feel a little loss from this news, but I am also looking for what comes ahead.

Good bye Xdrive my old friend… hello new Flex opportunities!