Keith Peters is currently working full time doing freelance and contract Flash development and various writing projects. His experimental Flash site, BIT-101 won an award at the Flashforward 2003 Flash Film Festival in the Experimental category. In addition to the experiments on the site, there are several highly regarded Flash tutorials which have been translated into many languages and are now posted on web sites throughout the world. Keith has authored or contributed to several books on Flash and ActionScript.
Send to KindleAt the beginning of March, I was laid off, along with a few hundred others, from Playdom/Disney Interactive. Due to a very generous severance package, I was able to, and in a very real sense, was required to, take a 60 day sabbatical. (Think of it as a… read more
Send to KindleToday I tweeted a link to another stupid linkbait article proclaiming that Flash is dead. Of course, this set off a huge flurry of tweets about whether or not Flash is still breathing. And it made me realize that I haven’t made my current position on Flash very… read more
Send to KindleWell, as previously reported, I got caught up in a big layoff from Disney Interactive / Playdom. Considering the amount of time I was there, I got treated pretty well and that has allowed me to take a couple of months off completely. Actually, without getting into details,… read more
Send to KindleSince I published Playing With Chaos on the Amazon store, people have been asking for alternate formats – PDF, epub, print. Well, I finally got around to cleaning it up and formatting it for PDF. Generating an epub from the Kindle .mobi format was easy enough. So you… read more
Send to KindleWell, that was a bit fast. At the beginning of last April, I started working at Playdom, the social gaming division of Disney Interactive. As part of the Central Tech team, I wound up working on maybe a dozen different games, from Star Wars to Pirates of the… read more
"This book is a must have for any Flash developer. Even if you are new to ActionScript, this book offers a quick off the-the-shelf reference for many of the common (and uncommon) tasks faced by the day-to-day developer. With names like Keith Peters and Joey Lott taking the author credit, you know you are getting an experienced, well-written book that is sure to deliver. The book offers complete coverage, from the basics to remoting and socket development. "
--Paul Milbourne, Flash the District
"Each topic is grouped to provide information on specific problems so they can be accessed quickly and easily. This allows for the book to be used as a reference so you don't have to read it from cover to cover & you could if you wanted to however. Along with each topic, this book provides many useful code examples. Not only that, but the authors explain why they used the code approach they did for that example. That brings up another bonus point for this book; its simplicity. The book is extremely easy to understand. It does not however gloss over the more intricate points of a and goes into great detail without overwhelming the reader. "
--John Crosby, Rocky Mountain Adobe Users Group