This week O’Reilly started publishing early copies of the book I’ve been working on with Joey titled Programming Flex 2 on their Safari Online service as a Rough Cuts edition. Rough Cuts is a method of getting early access to chapters before they have reached their final form, sort of like Adobe Labs. The great thing is this allows readers to get access to the book early on, get access to chapters as they are ready, and provide feedback on the book before it goes to print (The posted chapters have already been tech edited and are close to final form, but if you find any issues or have any comments please do send them in). You also have the option of ordering online access and a copy of the book once it is published.
If you look closely, you’ll also find Essential ActionScript 3.0 rough cuts by Colin Moock listed on the homepage as well. I think its great to see O’Reilly putting so much into the Flex/Flash platform, we’ve taken over the O’Reilly homepage!