Flash iOS Apps Cookbook – Book Review

I recently acquired and was able to read over the Flash iOS Apps Cookbook by Christopher Caleb. The book is available from Packt in both print and digital formats. I was interested in reading this particular book since I authored the comparable Android-focused volume; Flash Development for Android Cookbook. As someone who has never developed AIR applications specifically for iOS, I thought it would be an interesting read. Something that came across as immediately useful was an introduction to the iOS app signing and submission rules and structures provided in the very first chapter. Coming from Android development, I am

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New Book Teaser

I just finished a small book to be published by Packt in January. Not revealing the title or subject matter yet until everything is ready, but I think a lot of people will find it very interesting! The really cool thing about this and the larger print book that will follow is that my editor and I have been in discussions around this subject for about a year now. In fact, I was still writing the Flash Development for Android Cookbook when he initially brought the idea up. So it is very cool to see it all finally going into

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New Books: What’s New in Flash Player 11 + What’s New in Adobe AIR 3

O’Reilly has published a set of books that I was able to get together over the past few months, leading up to the new Flash Platform runtime releases in October: “What’s New in Flash Player 11” and “What’s New in Adobe AIR 3“. These books are companion pieces as there is obvious overlap between what is new in each runtime, but are unique enough to require this manner of separation per volume. The books are currently only available in digital format (ePub, Mobi, PDF) and can actually be acquired for FREE*! They will soon also be available from Amazon.com (Kindle),

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Mobile Development with Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 and Flash Builder 4.5: Learn by Video

This publication is a set of DVDs (7 hours, 20 minutes) along with a 48 page book covering mobile application development using Flash Builder 4.5 and Flash Professional CS5.5 targeting both Apple iOS and Google Android. I had the opportunity to co-author this title along with the excellent Peter Elst earlier this year. Happy that it is finally available! Mobile Development with Flash Professional CS5.5 and Flash Builder 4.5: Learn by Video Create Android and iOS Applications with the Flash Platform Authors: video2brain, Peter Elst, Joseph Labrecque Publisher: Peachpit / Adobe Press (September, 2011) ISBN-10: 0321788109 ISBN-13: 978-0321788108 Pages: 48

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Available Now!: Flash Development for Android Cookbook

I’m thrilled to announce that my Flash Development for Android Cookbook is now available to purchase in print and digital formats! The book contains 372 pages of useful information and solid recipes for developing killer Android applications using Flash Platform technology. The Flash Development for Android Cookbook enables Flash developers to branch out into Android mobile applications through a set of essential, easily demonstrable recipes. It takes you through the entire development workflow: from setting up a local development environment, to developing and testing your application, to compiling for distribution to the ever-growing Android Market. There a a number of

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Flash Development for Android Cookbook: RAW

My book just became available for preorder over at the Packt Publishing website. Not only can you preorder “Flash Development for Android Cookbook“, but it is also being included in the RAW program. This means that even though the book is not yet finished (still in draft stage, really) you can preorder the eBook or the print book and access the draft chapters online before the book is truly published! For those wondering about the content, whether it leans more toward Flex or pure ActionScript; while there is a bit of Flex sprinkled throughout a few of the chapters, the

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Something New – I’m Writing a Book!

About a month ago, a representative from Packt Publishing contacted me to gauge my interest in writing a book on the Adobe Flash Platform and Android operating system. After speaking with her and nailing things down with the assistance of Acquisition Editor Wilson D’souza, a contract was put together and I’m now well into writing the first chapter. The book itself will be in the form of a cookbook with a variety of recipes concerning both Flash Professional and Flash Builder projects, Adobe AIR and Flash Player for Android. I fortunately have excellent connections in this area and one of

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