It's a truism, and it's also true, that no book of any length can be completed without the support and sufferance of family, friends, and colleagues.
First, I'd like to thank the great folks at Wiley Publishing who always took my calls. Stephanie McComb and Marty Minner were always willing to hear the newest idea and help me figure out what was next. Gwenette Gaddis Goshert pointed out grammatical faux pas that made this former English major blush. And Drew Falkman, fellow Flex instructor at Bardo Tech and aspiring screenwriter, ferreted out the technical issues without regard for my sensitive side.
The Adobe Certified Instructors who join me at Bardo Tech in teaching Adobe Flex to the world have taught me more about Flex than just about anyone. Thanks to Simeon Bateman, Drew Falkman (again), Alex Hearnz, Spike Milligan, and Jeanette Stallons.
Neil Salkind and Heather Brown at Studio B relieved me of having to worry about the business details.
Since early in this century, I've worked as a technical trainer and courseware developer with an extraordinary crew, the Adobe instructional development team members who have moved from Allaire to Macromedia to Adobe and never lost their stride: Matt Boles, Robert Crooks, Tina Goodine, Sue Hove, Deborah Prewitt, James Talbot, and Leo Schuman. They're always willing to discuss and argue the teaching points. And thanks also to other Adobe Flex instructors who are always willing to share their knowledge and insights: Emily Kim, David ...