Chandima Cumaranatunge

Areas of Expertise:

  • RIA Development
  • ActionScript
  • Design Patterns
  • User Experience
  • Casual Game Design
  • Instructional Design
Dr. Chandima Cumaranatunge has a background in Computer Engineering and Instructional design. He is an Assistant Professor in two departments at the University of Hartford. He teaches courses on developing learning environments in the Department of Educational Technology, and web development and casual game design in the Multimedia Web Design & Development program. He enjoys teaching OOP using non-traditional means such as programming robots and games. Chandima also develops informal learning environments and is currently a Co Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation, ITEST youth empowerment project, that teaches IT skills to Hartford area students. He blogs on ActionScript design patterns at

ActionScript 3.0 Design Patterns ActionScript 3.0 Design Patterns
by William Sanders , Chandima Cumaranatunge
July 2007
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $35.99

Chandima blogs at:

‘Twas The Night Before OOPSLA

December 13 2012

The annual meeting of the world’s most influential and best programmers can be found at OOPSLA (Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages & Applications.) In the early 1990s, it was at OOPSLA meetings that the Gang of Four first began spooling out the design patterns that became the core of their book,… read more

Democratic Design Patterns

December 06 2012

Design Patterns and Many Languages Way back in 2001, Mark Winstanley and I wrote a book, Server-side Flash: scripts, databases, and dynamic development. I ended up writing code for PERL, ASP and PHP all integrated with Flash through ActionScript. At that time, PHP and ActionScript were relatively young. PHP 4.0… read more

Adobe Starling and Design Patterns

December 06 2012

As you may have noticed, Flash and ActionScript 3.0 and Flex have been going through metamorphic change. One of the new roles for ActionScript 3.0 involves game development, and part of that involves Starling. By sheer good fortune, Thibault Imbert not only has written a great little book on Starling… read more
Chandima Cumaranatunge