Thats right! I am super excited to announce (finally) that my good friend Doug McCune and I will be writing the Flex 3 for Dummies book for Wiley Publishing. The book is expected out in late spring/early summer of 2008 and will be a great resource for those new to Flex and RIA technologies. The book will cover the basics of Flex and FlexBuilder and help get people up and running building Flex applications, especially highlighting those new features added in Flex 3. I think this book is a giant leap towards the goal of having 1 million Flex developers. More and more people are getting interested in Flex and often times they are very new to programming (in fact, in some cases I meet people whose first attempt at programming is writing Flex) and this book will help them tremendously.
I am quite lucky to have a team that supports me in this decision (thanks managers!) and though this will be a lot of work, I’m excited for the challenge and new experience.
Also, for those folks in the Bay Area, Doug and I might throw some sort of book launch party at Doc’s Clock, which is where this whole partnership/project was conceived. I’ll send an email when that happens. Thank you Doc’s for $1PBRs and excellent shuffleboard!