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Professional Adobe® Flex® 3 by Joe Berkovitz, David Hassoun, Andrew Trice, Tom Sugden, Todd Prekaski, Jun Heider, Peter Ent, Joseph Balderson

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About the Authors

Joseph Balderson has been fascinated by computers and programming since picking up LEGOs and disassembling nearly every appliance he could find as a child, progressing on to electronics, microcontrollers, and robotics as a teen. This interest took a detour in his college years, when he attended art school and studied poetry, philosophy, and graphic design. When he discovered Flash 4 in 1999, Joseph found his true vocation, one that would allow him to combine his passions for art and science, design, and programming under one roof.

That passion has led Joseph through an evolution of roles throughout his career, from graphic designer to web designer, to Flash designer, to Flash developer, and finally, today, as a Flex and ActionScript developer. Joseph has held various positions throughout this time, from a jack-of-all-trades for a dot-com in the early days of the Web to a bank employee, Flash freelancer, and hired temp.

Joseph's interests in communication and writing also led him to a position as staff writer and authoring partner at Community MX in 2005, writing biweekly tutorials on Flash and Flex technologies to this day. Joseph also served as Professor of Multimedia Studies at Humber College in 2005–2006, teaching Flash and ActionScript. After a stint as an Adobe-certified corporate instructor in 2006–2007, Joseph resumed his freelance career to focus on consulting and writing. He has since participated as contributor and technical editor on a number of book projects, ...

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