It’s been about a month since I’ve posted about my next book, titled “Effortless Flex 4 Development”, so I thought I’d offer up a quick update. The book is being written for New Riders press, and should come out in June (hopefully). I don’t have an exact date, or a price, but will post that information once I do.
I’m just about halfway through the first draft. I’m currently in the middle of the second part of the book, which focuses on using data in Flex. My approach in the book is that data is critical to the value of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), so I’m really focusing on the many ways you can create, retrieve, transmit, format, validate, and display data. The next two chapters on the docket will show how to perform client-server interactions, then demonstrate a handful of the most popular and/or best Web services available. I’m still finalizing that list, but Amazon, Google, Yahoo!, Flickr, Twitter, etc. are likely candidates.
My thanks to those of you that have expressed interest in the book and please keep those comments and questions coming. In the meantime, I’ll be writing more of the book!