I’m John C Bland II

Husband, Father, Tech Author, Deacon.
Founder ofย Katapult Media, and full-stack polyglot developer.
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Co-authoring Flex 4 in Action

Flex 4 in Action

Flex 4 in Action

I’ve been hesitant to post anything about this ordeal (co-authoring Flex 4 in Action or Fx4iA for short) until things were solid but since things are flowing forward and the light is green…why not? There isn’t a ton of details to give at this point beyond what Tariq Ahmed (author) posted on FlexInAction.com. Manning, so far, is a great publisher to work for and I’m REALLY enjoying their style, support, and overall preparedness for their authors. They really have their stuff together.

For a while now I’ve, as I told Tariq in my initial email to him, “yearned” to write in a Flash Platform specific book. Tariq has a great plan together and it feels like I’m working with an all-star team. Project planning is an art perfected by Tariq and shown evident in this book process. He has the whole thing spec’d to the letter and planned with a full project plan including dates, etc. Along with planning he’s writing and running a team at Amcom Technologies…where does he find the time!!?!?? ๐Ÿ™‚

Dan Orlando and I met a bit ago on the interwebs and, little did i know, this dude is a Flash Platform PIMP! (shameless plug: get your pimp shirts here) What’s crazy is, when I resided in AZ, I lived probably ~10 minutes from him and didn’t know him. ๐Ÿ™ I’m excited to work with him in this capacity. Dan is writing all over the place in all sorts of magazines and online pub’s all the while holding down a consulting gig. Rock on!

Overall I’m thoroughly excited, if you can’t tell, and gracious for the opportunity. I’m going to do my best to put down some great writing to help each and every reader get from 0 to 60 in as short a time as possible! That is our goal as a whole and I’m taking it personally. ๐Ÿ˜‰

[in my best infomercial voice] BUT WAIT!

You don’t have to wait for the book to come out…”Buy now through MEAP (Manning Early Access Program) and get early access to the book, chapter by chapter, as soon as they become available.”

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