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:

How Shazam predicts pop hits

May 22 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 Radar Podcast, I chat with Cait O’Riordan, VP of product, music and platforms at Shazam. … read more

How Shazam predicts pop hits

May 22 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 Radar Podcast, I chat with Cait O’Riordan, VP of product, music and platforms at Shazam. … read more

Photo-Development Challenge Results #2: Statues

May 22 2015

It's been three months to the day since I posted "Photo-Development Challenge: Inspire Me and Others With Your Artistic Interpretation", and I'm mortified that it's only the second set of results that I'm finally getting around to sharing (the first having been "Hillside Temple Buildings" 2½ months ago). In retrospect,… read more

Ask the Readers: Will higher interest rates make you save more money?

May 22 2015

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Interest rates are expected to rise later in 2015. What will you do with this information? You could make the case that you haven’t missed much if you didn’t keep your money in a savings account over the last few years. But still,… read more

Four short links: 22 May 2015

May 22 2015

GM: That Car You Bought, We’re Really the Ones Who Own It — GM’s claim is all about copyright and software code, and it’s the same claim John Deere is making about their tractors. The TL;DR version of the argument … 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