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. While this book is a revision of the first edition, Flex 3 Bible, the extent of the changes that Adobe Systems introduced in the Flex 4 SDK and Flash Builder 4 have made the book new again.
First, I'd like to thank the great folks at Wiley Publishing who always took my calls. Stephanie McComb and Katharine Dvorak were always willing to hear the newest idea and help me figure out what was next. 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 Technical Services 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, and Jeanette Stallons.
Neil Salkind, Katrina Bevan, and Stacey Barone 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, Sue Hove, Deborah Prewitt, James Talbot, and Leo Schuman. Some have moved on to other adventures, but their mark on the Flex educational world has been ...