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:

Four short links: 26 May 2015

May 26 2015

Introduction to Keyboard Programming — what happens when you press a key. (hint: a lot) Oblique Strategies: Prompts for Programmers — Do it both ways. Very often doing it both ways is faster than analyzing which is best. Now you … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Kyoto’s Nasty 22% City-Bike Hill Climb

May 24 2015

距離125mで高度上昇26m、22%の坂を頑張りました。 I went out for a long bike in the mountains of northern Kyoto on Saturday, and after 120km (75mi) of tough ups and pleasant downs with friends (that I'll write about separately), I made an attempt at a hill so steep that its name on Strava is "Nasty". It's… read more

Why are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks?

May 23 2015

Picture by Retronator Deep learning is a very weird technology. It evolved over decades on a very different track than the mainstream of AI, kept alive by the efforts of a handful of believers. When I started using it a few years ago, it reminded me of the first time… 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