I just finished writing the last words of the last chapter in the book! We still need to go through some editing, but all writing in the book is done and production has begun!
O’Reilly has posted eight more chapters of my upcoming book Programming Flex with Joey Lott. If you have already purchased the rough cuts edition, log in to download the new chapters. Rough cuts is a great way of getting access to the book before it hits the shelves. It’s exciting to see people getting access to the book online. Can’t wait till it hits the shelves!
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!
Probably no secret right now, but just thought I’d officially announce it here finally that Joey Lott and I are working on a book covering Flex 2 for O’Reilly publishing titled “Programming Flex 2“. This is my first book and I have to say this writing stuff isn’t easy although I’m enjoying it. I hope this book helps spread the word on how truely excellent of a job Macromedia (Yeah I know, now Adobe) have done with this platform.