Good Flash Training for Programmers?

I'm hoping to tap the collective intelligence here...

I'm a Rails programmer looking for some Flash training. Ideally it would be something of as high quality as a Pragmatic Studio class... I'm not a designer by trade but I'd like to learn Adobe's tools and all the jive that goes with it.

Any suggestions? Flash and the upcoming Apollo platform seem to be even more of a standard skill set going forward, especially if new platforms like the iPhone support it.

Thanks,
Hunter

They have several Flash training titles at www.lynda.com.

-Aaron

They have several Flash training titles at www.lynda.com.

lynda.com looks like an excellent resource, so much so that i'm ready to throw
25 bucks down to watch some of the tutorials. before i do so, however, are
there any other services that are comparable that i may want to look at first?
i'm more interested in the breadth of material rather than the video
format/downloadability.

thanks

there are several way to use flash.
I haven't looked at the lynda.com for flash but have used them for
other and enjoyed them. for a flash 101 i used a friends of ed book
for flash 5. it was a good starting point.

Then you can get into animation, video, or RIA's
If you are interested in RIA's then check out adobbe's flex or
openlaszlo (opensource).

I think adobe's flex is "open source" or the compiler is... I'm not to sure...
http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Flex_Compiler_Shell

my 2 cents...
John

I think adobe's flex is "open source" or the compiler is... I'm not to sure...
http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Flex_Compiler_Shell

Flex isn't open source, but it works well with Rails and the SDK is
free (as in beer).

A good place to start is http://flexonrails.net/. (I won't plug my
book, but google for "flex rails book" if you're curious... :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Peter Armstrong

Thanks for the clarification

John