William B. Sanders is currently a professor of Sociology and Multimedia Web Design and Development at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut, of which he was a founding faculty member. He has published over 40 computer books, including eight on Flash, ActionScript, or Flash Communication Server. Bill founded Sandlight Productions in 1984 as a computer book and software publication company, which has evolved over the past 23 years into an Internet development company specializing in Flash, ActionScript, and Flash Communication Server applications, along with e-business strategies. He has worked with computers ever since his alma mater, the University of California at Santa Barbara, was one of the original four nodes on ARPANET, along with UCLA, Stanford University, and the University of Utah. When he's not writing, he updates his websites at sandlight.com and mwd.hartford.edu. Bill recently published an instructional video on using Flash Media Server 2 for authorized training provider Train Simple, a new book ActionScript 3.0 Design Patterns (O'Reilly, 2007), and an O'Reilly Short Cut, ActionScript 3.0 Programming: Overview, Getting Started and Examples of New Concepts (O'Reilly, 2007).

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