Rich Tretola

Rich Tretola

Rich Tretola currently holds the position of Applications Development Manager at Herff Jones Inc. He is an award-winning Flex developer and was the lead author of Professional Flex 2 (2007 ISBN: 0470102675) and sole author of Beginning AIR (2008 ISBN: 0470229047). He is also a contributing author on Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook (2008 ISBN: 0596522509)

Rich has been building Internet applications for over 10 years and has worked with Flex since the original Royale beta version of Flex in 2003. Other than Flex, Rich builds applications using ColdFusion, Flash, and Java. Rich is highly regarded within the Flex community as an expert in RIA and is also an Adobe Community Expert. He runs a popular Flex and AIR blog at EverythingFlex.com, is the community manager of InsideRIA.com and was also a speaker at the Adobe MAX 2007 conference in Chicago. He has been asked to be a speaker at the Adobe MAX conference for three consecutive years.

For a non technical escape, Rich is also a co-owner of a chocolate bar manufacturing company located on Maui named WowWee Maui.

Developing iOS Applications with Flex 4.5 Developing iOS Applications with Flex 4.5
by Rich Tretola
August 2011
Print: $19.99
Ebook: $12.99

Developing BlackBerry Tablet Applications with Flex 4.5 Developing BlackBerry Tablet Applications with Flex 4.5
by Rich Tretola
July 2011
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $19.99

Developing Android Applications with Flex 4.5 Developing Android Applications with Flex 4.5
by Rich Tretola
May 2011
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $16.99

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

"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