Adobe Flash Platform from Start to Finish: Working Collaboratively Using Adobe Creative Suite 5

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Pearson Education, Jun 10, 2010 - Computers - 213 pages
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Create and execute cutting-edge projects using the Adobe Flash Platform!

This book explores a Flash Platform project’s life cycle, diving deep into each phase — planning, design, development, build and release, and continued maintenance.

This comprehensive guide is for your entire team to refer to during the development process, including business executives, project managers, creative directors, designers, developers, and quality assurance and build engineers, explaining how each role contributes to the overall process. The book also highlights the Adobe applications — Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Builder 4, Flash Professional CS5 and other Adobe Creative Suite 5 programs — so you can leverage the latest technology to accomplish the task at hand.

Whether you’re a one-person shop or a large multi-department team, this guide details the process and scales to the key requirements of your project.

About the Authors:

Aaron Pedersen is cofounder of DevelopmentArc and has more than a decade of Web application experience for small startups and Fortune 500 companies. He focuses on user interface technologies, including Adobe Flash Platform (Adobe Flex, AIR) and JavaScript. He has been a lead, planner, and architect on many groundbreaking projects for Lexus.com, Scion.com, Adobe Marketplace, Yahoo Mail Flickr application, and WorkflowLab for Adobe.

James Polanco is a Web application architect and cofounder of DevelopmentArc, focusing on ActionScript development, design patterns, and component implementations. He has worked with such clients as Scion.com, Lexus.com, Toyota.com, Libsyn Podcast Analytics Dashboard, Fake Science Music Store, Industrial Light & Magic, and Adobe Systems. He is an avid blogger, speaker, and researcher with a particular interest in technology implementations, best practices, and analysis of Web enabled tools and technologies.

Doug Winnie is the principal product manager for Adobe Flash Catalyst, Flash Platform Workflow, and WorkflowLab. He is responsible for the integration of Adobe Flash Professional, Flash Catalyst, and Flash Builder, driving the growth of collaborative workflows between designers and developers using the Adobe Flash Platform. Doug is also an instructor at San Francisco State University and hosts the Adobe TV shows, ”ActionScript 1:1 with Doug Winnie” and “Flash Catalyst 1:1 with Doug Winnie.”

 

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Contents

Why Projects Fail
Planning
Setting Expectations for Your Project
Tuning and Adjusting for Success
Planning Design
Iterative Design
Planning Development
Planning Build and Release
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About the author (2010)

Aaron Pedersen is cofounder of DevelopmentArc and has more than a decade of Web application experience for small startups and Fortune 500 companies. He focuses on user interface technologies, including Adobe Flash Platform (Adobe Flex, AIR) and JavaScript. He has been a lead, planner, and architect on many groundbreaking projects including: Lexus.com, Scion.com, Adobe Marketplace, Yahoo Mail Flickr application, and WorkflowLab for Adobe.

James Polanco is a Web application architect and cofounder of DevelopmentArc. He has dabbled with Flash since the beginning, but became serious about development and research with the release of Flash MX. He has focused primarily on ActionScript development, design patterns, and component implementations—a natural fit for Flex development and Web application planning and architecture. He has worked with such clients as Scion.com, Lexus.com, Toyota.com, Libsyn Podcast Analytics Dashboard, Fake Science Music Store, ILM The show, and Adobe Systems. He is an avid blogger, speaker, and researcher with a particular interest in technology implementations, best practices, and analysis of Web enabled tools and technologies.

Doug Winnie is the principal product manager for Adobe Flash Catalyst, Flash Platform Workflow, and WorkflowLab. He is responsible for the integration and collaborative workflows between designers and developers using the Adobe Flash Platform and between Adobe’s Flash tools, Flash Professional, Flash Catalyst, and Flash Builder. Doug is also an instructor at San Francisco State University, teaching HTML/Ajax Web design with Dreamweaver, ActionScript programming, working with XML data, and Flex application design and development with Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder. He hosts the Adobe TV show, ”ActionScript 1:1 with Doug Winnie.”

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