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September 25, 2003

flash remoting: the definitive guide

my editor bruce epstein just wrote me to let me know that flash remoting: the defintive guide has been announced. here's bruce's announcement:
I'm pleased to announce that "Flash Remoting: The Definitive Guide" (FRDG), written by Tom Muck and published by O'Reilly, has shipped. In the true Definitive Guide style, this book covers everything there is to know about Flash Remoting. It covers all the server-side models used with Flash Remoting, such as ColdFusion, Server-Side ActionScript, Java, .NET, and PHP. It also covers accessing web services from Flash. Plus there is an entire section on advanced topics such as debugging and best practices.

The book is filled with code examples for all the server-side languages, plus there is a full working application (an online script repository example) implemented in ColdFusion. The book also includes a language reference section in the style of ASDG2, which covers Flash Remoting-specific ActionScript functions and properties.

Read more about it and download a sample chapter from:

and see the companion site at:

Posted by moock at September 25, 2003 11:00 PM

hi a warren,
please see:

Posted by: colin at October 1, 2003 12:09 PM

I know this is probably not the correct place to post but any word as to when the new updated Definitive Guide will come out for MX 2004? Thanks in advance.

Posted by: A Warren at September 29, 2003 09:17 PM


well, if you browse though Tom Mock's blog, he actually points out advanages of hard-coding remoting apps instead of using mx 2004's webservice connectors... Remoting-wise, the book isn't outdated, everything should still apply :)

Posted by: Ahmed A at September 29, 2003 12:18 PM

The bad thing is probably that the book is already outdate because the release of FMX2K4. Although many of the things will still apply of course but not everthing which you already can tell from the sample chapter.

Posted by: Maggy at September 28, 2003 03:18 PM