A lot of people complain that there are not enough books on Flex & AS3 in the Indian markets and that they do not know how to get them. This poses a serious threat to the viral adoption of Flex in India. I had a chat on this with John Koch (Adobe Developer Relations Manager, Asia) and he pointed me to some resources.
Shroff Publishers publish a lot of the Oriely books in India and this includes books on Flex2 & AS3 as well.
- This link will show you the books available (They have listed Flex & AS3 under Flash itself). This includes.. AS3 Cookbook & Programming in Flex2, by O’Reilly Media
- This link gives you the distributors in different cities across India and Bangladesh…
I haven’t confirmed any, but tomorrow I have decided to phone them and see if these titles are available or not.
Moreover… if you have any more books that you would like to see on Flex, to be published in India, drop me a note. The “Wanna Have List” already includes the following books
- Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java
- Professional Flex 2 by Rich Tretola, Renaun Erickson & Simon Barber
- Advanced ActionScript 3 with Design Patterns
- Essential ActionScript 3
Update 7th Aug 2007:
I called up the retailers asking for the books. They said that if I mail them at their respective email ids, they would get the books for me in a matter of 2-3 days. I did this with the following 2 publishers
1. Gangarams Book Bureau
72, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore
Phone : 080-25587277 & 25586743
Email : email@example.com
2. Strand Book Stall
S 113 -114, Manipal Centre
Dickenson Road, Bangalore
Phone : 080-25582222
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you dont know where these places are in Bangalore… use Google Maps and search for Gangarams or Strand Book Stall, Bangalore. It will do the trick. Go ahead and order them… Guys in other cities, try this with the book stores in the link given on the above post and let me know, so that I can spread the word 🙂