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.
"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