A buddy of mine from GarageGames days, Orion Elenzil, posted some notes on how to get started with the free Flex SDK. Take a peek to see just how simple it can be to get started with Flex.
for those who may come across this post on their search to learning how to set up a command-line-only Flex environment, and who also know previously zilch about Flex/AS/Flash, i sketch the steps very roughly here: http://elenzil.com/flash/flash_1
If you’re into Flash coding, you should also read Rob Sampson’s post on AS3 Math Optimization – int is the new floor(). Rob’s been doing ActionScript a lot longer than I have, and I love the historical perspective he can provide. You can tell he’s a graphic designer – his performance charts look awesome.
I have to quote this from Jeff Tunnell’s blog, Make It Big In Games:
I stumbled across this YouTube video of Gary Vaynerchuck of Wine Library TV giving a presentation at Web 2.0 Expo. At first I just thought the guy was a dick, and he even calls himself that at one point in the presentation, but it turned out to be a fascinating 15 minutes of video. Gary essentially says what I have been saying, i.e. make sure you love what you do, work hard, and things will work out, but he says it in a much more succinct, hard edged way than I do.