Packt Celebrates 10 Years

With Packt Publishing celebrating 10 years of delivering effective learning and information services to IT professionals… they are offering most digital copies of the books they publish for only $10 USD! This offer is valid until July 5th if anyone wants to take advantage. They have a pretty huge library of titles to choose from… I highlight my books below – but they have quite a few authored by others in the community as well. Flash Development for Android Cookbook The Flash Development for Android Cookbook enables Flash developers to branch out into Android mobile applications through a set of

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Free Starling and Feathers Tutorial Videos

These tutorials are single movies from Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling by lynda.com author Joseph Labrecque. The complete course is 2 hours and 1 minute and shows how to use the Feathers and Starling user interface frameworks along with Stage3D to build out mobile applications with Adobe AIR. Feathers and Starling tutorial: What we will build | lynda.com This tutorial demonstrates the sample sketching application from the course Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling, on lynda.com. Also listed are prerequisites for the course, including familiarity with JavaScript and external frameworks. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Feathers-tutorials… Feathers

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Flash Platform Rundown – Week of October 20th, 2013

Feathers 1.2 BETA This beta release includes a few new components, including Alert, Drawers, and LayoutGroup as well as many new minor features and a number of bug fixes. Read up on the details over at the Feathers discussion forum. 360|Flex 2014 After 360|Stack this past Summer, it seems there was enough interest in Flex voiced to warrent the return of 360|Flex… 360|Flex LIVES!!! Check out the website at http://360flex.com/ to see what has been scheduled so far. Great to see 360|Flex back! 360|Stack Web Session: FlexJS On Wednesday, October 23 – Alex Harui of Adobe and Apache Flex gave a great overview

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Flash Platform Rundown – Week of October 13th, 2013

This is an experiment – we’ll see how it goes… but I plan on doing a weekly or semi-weekly rundown of happenings in the Flash Platform community on this blog in the spirit of what Brian Rinaldi used to do a few years back (and continues to do for JavaScript, HTML & CSS). I’m still seeing lots of activity around the Flash Platform both within Adobe and through the work of the community – so will find time to note down everything that catches my eye over the week and create a simple digest like this every Monday. For more

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360|Stack 2013 : Slides

Apache Flex is great for application UI… but it isn’t GPU-accelerated :( New versions of Adobe AIR perform quite spectacularly on mobile and really blaze when tapping into the device GPU. If your mobile application requires this sort of performance – there is a solution to be found in the Starling framework along with Feathers (a fully-skinnable, open source component and layout framework)! This session will demonstrate how to use Feathers to create great, performant mobile interfaces for not only games but applications as well!

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