Marco Casario

Marco Casario

Entrepreneur, Flex and AIR expert, RIA Expert, Speaker, Trainer, Author

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Rome, Italy

Areas of Expertise:

  • User Experience
  • HTML5
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurism
  • Speaking
  • Technology
  • Flex
  • LiveCycle Data Services
  • BlazeDS
  • AIR
  • JEE
  • Actionscript
  • Flash
  • Flash Lite
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Marco Casario has been passionate about informatics since he was little more than a child and used to program games in Basic for Commodore 64 before dedicating himself to innovative projects for the web using Flash and HTML (as far back as versions 2). In 2005, Marco founded Comtaste, a company dedicated to exploring new frontiers in Rich Internet Applications and the convergence between the web and the world of mobile devices -- MobyMobile and YouThru are representative of their recent work.

He is founder of the HTML5 italian community, HTML% Italy (http://www.meetup.com/HTML5-Italy/), the biggest worldwide Flash Lite User Group and of AUG Italy, a reference point for the Italian community of Adobe users, in which he carries out the role of Channel Manager for the section dedicated to Flex (AUG Italy Flex Gala).

He is author of the following book project:
Flex 4 Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Professional Flash Catalyst
AIR Cookbook (O'Reilly)
Advanced AIR Applications (FriendsOfED)
The Essential Guide to AIR with Flash CS4
Flex Solutions: Essential Tecniques for Flex 3 developers (FOED)
Other co-author and technical editor's jobs are:
Professional Flex 2
Essential Flash 8
Flash Application for mobile devices

Speaking Engagements:
FATC New York 2010 TAC Singapore 2009 Adobe MAX 2009 FlashOnTheBeach 2008/2009 MAX Europe 2008
MAX San Francisco 2008
FlashOnTheBeach 2008
FlexCamp London
MultiMania 2008 Belgium
FITC 2008
360Flex Europe
AJAXWorld Conference New York 2008
O'Reilly Web 2.0 Summit
Adobe MAX 2007: Extending Flex Components
AdobeLive 2007

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

Marco blogs at:

Real-world interfaces are in an awkward and playful stage

May 28 2015

Subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come. In this week’s episode of the Radar Podcast, O’Reilly’s Mary Treseler chats with Josh Clark, founder of design … read more

A Day of Vertical-Climb Cycling Abuse in Western Kyoto

May 28 2015

The problem with adding a new hobby is that it takes time away from other things. I've been cycling a fair amount lately, but still must devote time to family and my Lightroom work, so what falls behind is my blogging. Yesterday I lead a 100km extreme-mountain cycle ride with… read more

Real-world interfaces are in an awkward and playful stage

May 28 2015

Subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come. In this week’s episode of the Radar Podcast, O’Reilly’s Mary Treseler chats with Josh Clark, founder of design … read more

5 times to leave landscaping to the professionals

May 28 2015

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the various costs that pop up when you’re a homeowner. Things like furnace/AC Repair, having to put on a new roof, and annual maintenance can take a bite out of your savings account — and leave… read more

Here’s why finance is about to be disrupted

May 28 2015

Request an invitation to Next:Money, O’Reilly’s conference focused on the fundamental transformation taking place in the finance industry. Editor’s note: We’re approaching an inflection point in all things “money” — currency, transactions, markets, and capitalism itself. Fundamental changes in the … read more

Validating data models with Kafka-based pipelines

May 28 2015

Start the O’Reilly “Introduction to Apache Kafka” training video for free. In this video, Gwen Shapira shows developers and administrators how to integrate Kafka into a data processing pipeline. A/B testing is a popular method of using business intelligence data … read more

Here’s why finance is about to be disrupted

May 28 2015

Request an invitation to Next:Money, O’Reilly’s conference focused on the fundamental transformation taking place in the finance industry. Editor’s note: We’re approaching an inflection point in all things “money” — currency, transactions, markets, and capitalism itself. Fundamental changes in the … read more

Validating data models with Kafka-based pipelines

May 28 2015

Start the O’Reilly “Introduction to Apache Kafka” training video for free. In this video, Gwen Shapira shows developers and administrators how to integrate Kafka into a data processing pipeline. A/B testing is a popular method of using business intelligence data … read more

Four short links: 28 May 2015

May 28 2015

Internet Trends 2015 (PDF) — Mary Meeker’s preso. Messaging + Notifications = Key Layers of Every Meaningful Mobile App Messaging Leaders Aiming to Create Cross-Platform Operating Systems that Are Context-Persistent Communications Hubs for More & More Services. This year’s deck … read more

Four short links: 28 May 2015

May 28 2015

Internet Trends 2015 (PDF) — Mary Meeker’s preso. Messaging + Notifications = Key Layers of Every Meaningful Mobile App Messaging Leaders Aiming to Create Cross-Platform Operating Systems that Are Context-Persistent Communications Hubs for More & More Services. This year’s deck … read more

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

"Internet developer collections must have this!"
--Diane Donovan, The Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

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

"When it comes to doing real hands-on work with Flex 4, this is definitely a great reference book. However, its concentration on Spark and relatively light coverage of MX components makes it a complementary volume to The Flex 3 Cookbook rather than a replacement of it. For the foreseeable future, serious Flex developers may want to keep both editions within arm's reach."
--Huw Collingbourne, Bitwise Magazine

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

"This is a solid book for keeping up with the times."
--Brett Merkey, Amazon.com