I've been searching and reading and am still a bit confused
and need some guidance. I've read about different things you can do
with Air and Flex and gone through some tutorials, seen some of the
old Flash MX tutorials using Flash Media Server, and read some
tutorials about php sockets. I have NO idea which way would be the
best way to accomplish what I'd like to do or where to start.
Objective: Build a multiplayer card game with text, audio,
and webcam chat capability
History: My grandparents and I used to play cards together
almost every night before I went off to college. They just got a
webcam for their computer. I'd like to make the game along with
webcam/chat capabilities so that we can still enjoy the game as
well as the social aspect of seeing each other while playing.
The Problem: I've not kept up with the changing software and
am now completely lost. I'm proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator,
Flash since FlashMX (and even then it was relatively simple
timeline type stuff) and (other than the tutorials) I've NEVER used
Air or Flex. I do not know how to accomplish my goal or what the
best approach would be.
My Questions: Can someone point me to a good (recent) tutorial?
Does anyone have any book recommendations?
Which technologies should I use to develop this application?
What are the pros/cons of the different technologies?