Flex & AS3 Books in India

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.

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 : gangarams@vsnl.com

2. Strand Book Stall
S 113 -114, Manipal Centre
Dickenson Road, Bangalore
Phone : 080-25582222
Email : strandbk@bgl.vsnl.net.in

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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2 Responses to Flex & AS3 Books in India

  1. nisheet says:

    Gangarams is on MG Road, just before CCD, and close to the coffee house ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. There are just 2 books in that list that a Flex developer can use others are related to ActionScript 2 and older versions of Flash and someone who is as lazy as me when it comes to reading books would not want to read outdated books …. i know there’s good information in those books as well …. but I’m just too lazy to read them if I know there are newer books out there that would give e more information with the same effort investment.

    It is absolutely true that there is a lack of Flex books in India and this needs to be addressed … especially so because most people in India are not very accustomed to learning over the web, they like reading books.

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