In my last post I recapped what I’d been up to last year, so I guess it’s only fair to go over my plans for the next twelve months. After all, the reason I started this blog was to force myself to learn new things and to share my findings. Hopefully by posting this it’ll force me to commit to at least some of them. I don’t think I’ll realistically find the time to do them all and my plans may change as the year unfolds but here goes anyway.
My Reading List
I really didn’t have that much time last year and ended up with a pile of books that I’m now looking forward to reading. I won’t list them all but hopefully I’ll find the time for the following three:
There are also a few other Flash books from O’Reilly, which I’m going to talk about in another post. That way I’ll be able to give them the attention they deserve.
3D or Not 3D
You’ve no doubt noticed that Stage 3D is top of my list (excluding ‘The Han Solo Adventures’). I’ve been threatening to get into 3D games programming for years but never seem to find the time. Fingers crossed this will be my year. I’m not restricting myself to Flash either. I’ve spent some time with Unreal Development Kit and hope to carry on with that too, as well as taking a look at WegGL – there’s a really great community building up around three.js and some of the demos I’ve seen have been really fantastic.
AIR for iOS
I’m looking forward to seeing how things unfold with AIR for iOS this year. Fingers crossed that Stage 3D and Starling do the business on mobile. Both have amazing potential but Adobe really need to get these things right first time. And while I’m on the subject, it would be nice to see some more iOS and Android specific APIs from Adobe.
Hopefully I’ll find the time to look more at Stage 3D, and AIR for iOS in general, and write some more tutorials. I’ll also be supporting my book throughout the year with tutorials and links to relevant URLs.
Phew! That’s a Lot!
Yeah, reading all this back has made me realise how ambitious this all sounds 🙂 Well let’s see what I manage to get through. Maybe I’ll make it a two year plan rather than one.