There is much to learn in order to harness the true power of the Flash Communication Server MX. Macromedia's new server integrates support for streaming media, multi-way video, audio and text messaging, and real-time collaboration into a single solution. Flash Communication Server MX is an introduction to the technology, as well a guide to implementation of successful applications. Part I provides 10 quick steps to get readers familiar with the server and how it works. Part II explores the important issues affecting appropriate integration of the Communication Server. Key concepts include understanding digital communication solutions, understanding objects, using server side ActionScripting, Flash Remoting, and security issues. A third section provides tutorials on how to create some popular applications for the server. Finally, a series of appendices supply reference material for Flash Communication Server MX users. The media files required for the tutorials will be available on a web site constructed for the book.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Kevin Towes is co-founder and CTO of Pangaea NewMedia in Toronto, Canada. He is a certified Macromedia ColdFusion Developer and has led his team at Pangaea to achieve much success with Macromedia products for many years. Kevin is an industry leader in the fields of Macromedia Flash, ColdFusion, and database integration. He is also a passionate speaker on softer topics of interactivity, development workflow, and integrating culture and technology. In 2002, he successfully organized the first-ever ColdFusion North Developers Conference. He also manages one of the largest ColdFusion developer user groups in the world. Kevin is a regular speaker at industry conferences, workshops, and schools throughout North America, including the annual Macromedia Developer Conference. He has co-authored feasibility studies for the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada and the Canadian Music Centre, attending to the digital migration of content to the Internet. He contributed to Inside Flash MX, a book published by New Riders, addressing the connection between Flash MX and application servers using Flash Remoting. Kevin is a regular contributor to the Macromedia Flash Communication Server, Flash, and ColdFusion Developer Centers. His articles and tutorials provide techniques integrating Macromedia products and other relevant technologies. Kevin has a solid teaching foundation, including six years as part-time instructor at Ryerson University lecturing on the integration of digital media and culture. He currently holds advisory board appointments for the Canadian Film Centre and Macromedia. He holds a BAA in Photographic Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic University. Kevin spends his free time as an avid rower, kayaker, and pilot.