Rich Tretola has been building Internet applications for over 12 years and has worked with Flex since the original Royale beta version of Flex in 2003. He runs a popular Flex blog, EverythingFlex, and is the author of four books on Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR. Other than Flex, Rich builds applications using ColdFusion, Flash, and Java. Rich is highly regarded within the Flex community as an expert in RIA, he is a five time Adobe Community Professional and has presented at Adobe MAX.