Download Free book: The Photoshop Anthology

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Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers

Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers PocketguideReading Mike Chambers latest post let me to Ajaxian’s article on the release of the free eBook — Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers Pocketguide.

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License, the book provides an introduction to Adobe AIR for developers interested in building AIR applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Download the book (pdf) from Ajaxian or order one from Amazon.

The book is written by the members of the AIR Team itself and besides the — Introduction to Adobe AIR, Getting Started with Adobe AIR Development and Working with JavaScript and HTML Within Adobe AIR — there is even a mini cookbook on Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers.


How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a life

Kaavya ViswanathanWell, I decided to read the book after her plagiarism episode. How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got A Life, the book authored by Kaavya Viswanathan is about a young teenager, Opal Mehta, who along with her parents would do anything to get to Havard. The books involves around how Opal Mehta and her parents did everything in their capacity to make up for the only missing links in Opal’s life – “To Get a Life”. Kaavya Viswanathan the $500,000 sophomore at Harvard, was supposed to have her book turned into a movie by Steven Spielberg this year but it looks like it is not the case anymore.



Digital Fortress

So there are coupla Flash Developers and Internet Application Developers who shares similar taste of books with me. One challenge thrown to me was by one of my good friend, to break the code at the end of “Digital Fortress”.

I swear I never saw that before (I must have been too tired finishing the book in a day). 128-10-93-85-10-128-98-112-6-6-25-126-39-1-68-78

So, here it is, break this simple code, follows similar coding pattern as Dan Brown’s


Caesars Box Code Breaker in ActionScript.

2006, 1st January: The code breaks down to as “Spam comments will be deleted”. The numbers represents the English Alphabet.