John Mayhew is a hopeless software developer, and has beenfor a very long time, but he still loves it. John likes being able to launch anapp, demo a feature, and show people exactly what he creates for a living.Along the way he has worked for several small companies and consulted for manyyears. Among the more notable companies John worked for are Micrografx (ABCFlowCharter and their Graphics Suite offering) and Macromedia (mobile authoringtools), which eventually led him to the Flash authoring team. He has focusedfor the last few years on creating a simple, yet more powerful animation systemin the Flash authoring tool. Achieving both of those goals has proven to bequite a challenge. You can see if John and his colleagues achieved those loftyambitions in Flash CS4 Professional.