Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript

Radoslava Leseva Adams at DiaDraw reached out to me recently. She’s the co-author of Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript and wanted to know what I thought of the book. Well I must say it’s an essential piece of reading for any Flash and/or Adobe AIR developers looking to learn native iOS development with […]

Flash iOS Apps Cookbook Deal

Good news everyone! My book, Flash iOS Apps Cookbook, is available for $5 until the 8th of January. So if you’d like to learn how to build apps using Adobe AIR or simply brush up on your AIR & ActionScript skills then why not head over to Packt Publishing’s official site and grab yourself a […]

Review: Box2D for Flash Games

It seems just about every game these days relies on physics. There are many engines available but probably the most popular is Box2D, which powers smash hits including Angry Birds and Tiny Wings. But if you’re looking to write your first physics based game then it can all feel rather daunting. Thankfully Packt Publishing’s latest […]

New Flash Books from O’Reilly

O’Reilly recently released three new Flash related e-books, and the brilliant news is that they’re all available for free. First up there’s What’s New in Adobe AIR 3 and What’s New in Flash Player 11, both of which are by Joseph Labrecque, who is also the author of the excellent Flash Development for Android Cookbook. […]

Review: Flash Development for Android Cookbook

With Android’s growing momentum, the Flash platform is perfectly positioned to allow developers to take advantage of its runtime to distribute content across mobile. Part of Packt Publishing’s popular Cookbook series: Flash Development for Android Cookbook by Joseph Labrecque offers over 90 carefully selected recipes for demonstrating mobile concepts related to Android and providing step-by-step […]

Packt Cookbook Giveaway

I’m giving away two copies of the excellent Flash Development for Android Cookbook by Joseph Labrecque, and you’ll be delighted to know that entering the giveaway requires almost no effort at all! To whet your appetite, here’s a little information about the book from the Packt Publishing website: The quickest way to solve your problems […]

Facebook Graph API Development with Flash

I don’t post enough about books on my blog, so here’s one for all you Flash developers out there interested in Facebook integration. Michael James William’s “Facebook Graph API Development with Flash” is a great introduction to the Facebook Graph API and definitely worth a read. The book gets straight to the point and covers […]

What Can You Do With Bytes?

So what can you do with bytes? Lots of things actually, and Thibault Imbert will prove it to you with chapters one and two of his book. Thibault has very kindly decided to make “WCYDWB?” available for free, with each new chapter being released as a PDF as soon as it’s finished. I remember reading […]

AIR for Android Books

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the AIR for Android pre-release but given my limited time I certainly haven’t been able to explore everything it has to offer. So it was extremely pleasing to find out that there will be a few books on the subject coming out at the end of this year. O’Reilly will be […]