Flash technology is very famous among designers and developers from animation, gaming and interactivity to web pages. The amount of capabilities of flash is countless.
Flash is commonly used to create animation, advertisements and various web page components, to integrate video into web pages, and more recently, to develop rich Internet applications.
To help Flash community, Software Media LLC is launching "Flash & Flex Developerâ€™s Magazine". So we talk with "Flash & Flex Developerâ€™s Magazine" editorial team. Sylwia Stocka, Executive Editor "Flash & Flex Developerâ€™s Magazine" takes her precious time for us.
Here comes the interview with an editorial team of FFD mag...
Chetan: Hi Sylvia. Many thanks for your precious time.
Sylvia: Hello Chetan, that's a pleasure for me to talk with you.
Chetan: I would like to know the idea of launching "Flash & Flex Developerâ€™s Magazine"(FFD).
Sylvia: Flash & Flex Developerâ€™s Magazine is a quarterly publication distributed in English language in USA. The magazine is a source of advanced usage of Flash/Flex, such as: Action Script Development, Server-Side Interaction or Sound and Animation functions. Not only will the publication be addressed to the experts, but it will also attract the beginners. They would find here several useful and helpful tutorials, a very basic training. Each issue will contain a CD with the latest programs, applications and video tutorials.
Chetan: What kind of articles is FFD's going to publish?
Sylvia: The idea of the magazine is to give the readers 'theory through practice'. All of our articles are written with that in mind.
Chetan: Which subject scope in general cover by FFD?
Sylvia: We want include only the topics that will certainly be of interest of our readers. There are many advisers â€“ Flash and Flex specialists that suggest what is hot nowadays. We focus on the following issues:
- Optimizing performance
- Open source flash
- Object-oriented programming
- Flash/Flex security
- Flash/Flex mastering
- PHP interaction
- Compressing XML
- Remote web services
- Free code
- Remote code
- Flash as a code
- Controlling sound
- Visual transition
- Text effects
We are constantly looking for suggestions from our readership, so that we will be able cover the area they want.
Chetan: Who are your targeted Audience?
Sylvia: The target audience includes mostly high specialists, experts, also hobbyists and finally those who have just started their experience with Flash.
Chetan: What are contains of every issue of FFD?
Sylvia: Every issue of FFD will contain:
- Selection of news from Flash & Flex world
- Training for the beginners â€“ section for all those who start their experience in Flash&Flex world
- Advanced technical articles on Action Script, Server-side interaction and sound&animation
- Tools testing and reviews
- Books reviews
- Column â€“ discussing essential issues connected with Flash&Flex
- Interview with Flash experts
- Commercial applications, tutorials, video tutorials, courses, tools on the CD
Chetan: If anyone is interested will he go to write for FFD?
Chetan: Who will be your competitor in the Market?
Sylvia: I think e-magazines: DMX Zone, Flashmagazine, Flexmagazine, Flash Zone, Flex Developerâ€™s Journal will be our main competitor.
Chetan: Why you are going to publish FFD quarterly, why not monthly?
Sylvia: Well, we would like to check the popularity of the mag first, it is a premiere issue so we just want to see the results and reactions. If it goes well, we will certainly became a bi-monthly publication.
Chetan: Would you like to give any message to our members?
Sylvia: Dear members, I would like to encourage you to take some time and look at FFD magazine where you will certainly find something for you. You are the most important part of this project and without you we will not go further. Best regards for you :)
Chetan: Thank you one more time for having this interview with us.
Friends to get more information about "Flash & Flex Developerâ€™s Magazine" Please visit www.ffdmag.com
Below is the cover page of "Flash & Flex Developerâ€™s Magazine"
written by Vijit Patil, June 13, 2008