David Tucker

David Tucker

Rich Internet Application Developer and Trainer

Areas of Expertise:

  • AIR
  • Flex
  • ColdFusion
  • Linux
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing

David Tucker is a software engineer with Universal Mind where he focuses on Flex and AIR application. In addition, he is an avid blogger and writes primarily about Adobe AIR, Flash, Flex, and ColdFusion at davidtucker.net. David is the author of the Lynda.com series, AIR For Flash Developers, and he is also the lead author of the upcoming O'Reilly publication, The Adobe AIR Cookbook. When he isn't staring at a computer screen he loves to play guitar and experiment with audio recording.

Flex 4 Cookbook Flex 4 Cookbook
by Joshua Noble, Todd Anderson, Garth Braithwaite, Marco Casario, Rich Tretola, David Tucker
May 2010
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $39.99

Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook
by David Tucker, Marco Casario, Koen De Weggheleire, Rich Tretola
November 2008
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $31.99

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Flash Camp Coming to DC

March 31 2010

On the heels of some really cool events across the globe, another great Flash Camp is happening. This one will be taking place in Washington DC. The Capital Flash Camp is taking place on April 16, 2010 at the Heritage Center at the US Navy Memorial. The great thing is… read more

An Honest Open Discussion on Web Standards and HTML 5

June 23 2009

We need an open honest discussion about HTML5 and what it means for the web. Unfortunately, you aren't going to get the truth from fanatics on either side, but instead we all need to examine all of the evidence and come to our own conclusions. I have spent a great… read more

Flash Camp Orlando This Friday

May 27 2009

You won't want to miss Flash (Flex) Camp Orlando this Friday, May 29th, on the campus of UCF ($49.95 for single registration - less for groups of 3 or more). This event will have some great speakers, give-aways, and most importantly some big announcements from Adobe. read more

The Weekly RIA RoundUp for April 20

April 20 2009

This week Yahoo refreshes ASTRA, Smashing Magazine provides a great list of AIR resources, CNET uncovers the truth about the MLB switch back to Flash video, Scott Barnes speaks his mind about Silverlight 3, Google App Engine extends its reach, ExtJS introduces some changes to its licensing, and the Masters… read more

The Weekly RIA RoundUp for April 6

April 06 2009

The Weekly RIA RoundUp returns this week with a new partnership between Adobe and Facebook, Ribbit asking the development community for advice, an easy way to include Silverlight content into Wordpress posts, a new release of Tour De Flex, a refresh for JavaFX and Netbeans, Titanium reaches preview release 3,… read more

SpatialKey - Amazing Geo-Spatial Visualization

March 24 2009

Today, SpatialKey announced a private beta. The SpatialKey team has been hard at work since InsideRIA first announced the technical preview on August 9th. This new version includes many new features and some advanced visualizations. This release demonstrates why SpatialKey is one of the most exciting RIA's I have seen… read more

The Weekly RIA RoundUp for March 23

March 24 2009

This week we look at the Silverlight 3 announcement from Microsoft Mix'09 in Las Vegas, 3D support in JavaFX, some information on Flash SEO, March Madness in the browser, using Titanium with Flex applications, and much more. All this and more on the Weekly RIA RoundUp from InsideRIA. read more

The Weekly RIA RoundUp for March 16

March 16 2009

This week we look forward to SXSW and Mix '09 and look back on Facebook coming to the desktop, a preview of Pro JavaFX, a tool to help designers get started with Silverlight, more information on Mozilla Bespin, and new AIR features in Aptana Studio. All this and more on… read more

The Weekly RIA RoundUp for March 9

March 09 2009

This week the Flex SDK gets some bug fixes, iLog releases a new set of visualization components, the new version of jQuery UI was released, Microsoft provides some guidance on Silverlight development, and a talk on the future of Rich Internet Applications. All this and more on the Weekly RIA… read more

The Weekly RIA Round-Up for March 3

March 03 2009

This week Titanium releases its second preview release, AIR gets some bug fixes, Adobe gives some help to the recently unemployed, Tim Heuer breaks down Silverlight testing, Cappuccino makes some magic in the browser with Atlas, and a new... read more

The Weekly RIA RoundUp for February 23

February 23 2009

NOTE: We want to hear what stories you want to see on the Weekly RIA RoundUp. You can submit stories of interest by sending a tweet to @riaroundup. This week we examine the announcements at the Mobile World Congress; Silverlight,... read more

The Weekly RIA RoundUp for February 9

February 09 2009

This week Silverlight goes geospatial with ESRI, Flex gets a bit more connected to Google Analytics, iLog shows off Elixir version 2, Infragistics highlights UX patterns with Silverlight, and an overview of the JavaFX 1.0 SDK. All this and more on the Weekly RIA RoundUp from InsideRIA. NOTE: We want… read more

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"The book is well-organized, making it a valuable reference to keep at hand."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"The book is well-organized, making it a valuable reference to keep at hand. "
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"A One-stop-shop for ADOBE AIR implementation."
--Robert Pritchett, MacCompanion

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--Brett Merkey, Amazon.com