Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 Bible

Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 Bible

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by David Gassner
     
 

A complete and thorough reference for developers on the new Flex 4 platform

Create desktop applications that behave identically on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with Adobe's new Flash Builder 4 platform and this in-depth guide. The book's tutorials and explanations walk you step-by-step through Flash Builder's new, faster tools; the new framework for

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A complete and thorough reference for developers on the new Flex 4 platform

Create desktop applications that behave identically on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with Adobe's new Flash Builder 4 platform and this in-depth guide. The book's tutorials and explanations walk you step-by-step through Flash Builder's new, faster tools; the new framework for generating code; how to connect to popular application servers; upgrading from Flex 3; and much more.

  • Shows you how to create rich applications for the Web and desktop with the very latest version of Flex, with detailed coverage for both new and veteran Flex application developers
  • Walks you through Flex basics; upgrading from Flex 3; how to create desktop applications with AIR; and integrating Flex applications with the most popular application servers, including ColdFusion, ASP.NET, and PHP
  • Includes extensive code samples of common tasks that you can use to jump-start your development projects

Flex your development muscles with the Flex 4 and this comprehensive guide.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470488959
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/23/2010
Series:
Bible Series, #683
Pages:
1056
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.20(d)

Meet the Author

David Gassner is the President of Bardo Technical Services, an Adobe Solutions Network Training Provider. He holds Adobe developer certifications in Flex, AIR, ColdFusion, Flash, and Dreamweaver. He is the author of Flex 3 Bible (Wiley) and of technical training videos from lynda.com on Adobe Flex, AIR, ColdFusion, and Dreamweaver. He is also a regular contributor to Adobe Systems' Certified Courseware for Flex.

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Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 Bible 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
adobers.org More than 1 year ago
I know David Gassner's, the author of the "Adobe Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 Bible", teaching approach from his famous <a href="http://www.lynda.com/home/ViewCourses.aspx?lpk1=87" title="Lynda.com" target="_blank">Lynda.com</a> courses. He is a great tutor. When I got his new book for review I was very curious if he was as a great book author as an on-line learning presenter. And yes, his new book "Adobe Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 Bible" is a great resource for every Flex developer. This book covers nearly every aspect of creating Flex application and using it with conjunction with server side technologies like SOAP-Based Web Services, BlazeDS and Java, ColdFusion or PHP. The book consists of five parts: Flex Fundamentials, Designing Flex Applications, Working with Data, Integrating Flex Applications with Application Servers and some misteriously named Additional Subjects including deploying applications with AIR. Each part contains many topics. Most chapters are accompanied by sample Flex applications and other source code that can be downloaded from the Wiley.com site. If you are a junior Flex developer you should read the book from the beginning. If you are extending your skills from Flex 3 to Flex 4 and Flash Builder 4, you may read chapters in any order. Either way the book provides you with valuable and precise information. The book is very thick. On one hand this is it's biggest weakness, on the other hand, the material gathered there constituting its size, is very well structured and presented. The book is optimized and organized. I could find any information I needed in just a few seconds skimming pages belonged to a particular chapter. I must say I admire David Gassner for that. I use this book as a quick off-line reference resource. For more sophisticated topics I use it as a starting point in my research. The book helped me to move from Flex 3 to Flex 4 and let me make a better use either of new Flash Builder 4 functionality and Flex SDK features. If there were only one book you could choose about Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 (on beginner to intermediate level), one complete reference covering almost every Flex related aspect, you should pick this book. There is no other choice. Trust me :)