Flex 3 Cookbook: The Adobe Developer Library Guide for Rich Internet Application Developers

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The best way to showcase a powerful new technology is to demonstrate its real-world results, and that's exactly what this new Cookbook does with Adobe Flex 3.

Wide ranging and highly practical, Flex 3 Cookbook contains more than 300 proven recipes for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 sites. You'll find everything from Flex basics, to solutions for working with visual components and data access, to tips on ...

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Flex 3 Cookbook: Code-Recipes, Tips, and Tricks for RIA Developers

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Overview

The best way to showcase a powerful new technology is to demonstrate its real-world results, and that's exactly what this new Cookbook does with Adobe Flex 3.

Wide ranging and highly practical, Flex 3 Cookbook contains more than 300 proven recipes for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 sites. You'll find everything from Flex basics, to solutions for working with visual components and data access, to tips on application development, unit testing, and using Adobe AIR.

You also get ideas from the development community. Through its Flex Cookbook website (www.adobe.com/devnet/), Adobe invited Flex developers to post their own solutions for working with this technology, and from hundreds of posts, the authors chose the best and most useful solutions to supplement Flex 3 Cookbook.

Each recipe inside provides a solution to a common problem, explains how and why it works, and offers sample code that you can put to use immediately. Topics include:

  • Containers and dialogues
  • Working with Text
  • Data driven components
  • DataGrid and Advanced DataGrid
  • ItemRenderers and Editors
  • Images, bitmaps, videos, and sounds
  • CSS, styling, and skinning
  • States and effects
  • Working with Collections, arrays, and DataProviders
  • Using DataBinding
  • Validation, formatting, and regular expressions
  • Using Charts and data visualization
  • Services and Data Access
  • Using RSLs and Modules
  • Working with Adobe AIR

Whether you're a committed Flex developer or still evaluating the technology, you'll discover how to get quick results with Flex 3 using the recipes in this Cookbook. It's an ideal way to jumpstart your next web application.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596529857
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: Adobe Developer Library Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joshua Noble is a development consultant with three years of experience in building enterprise level applications using Flex integrated with Java, Ruby, ColdFusion, and Microsoft .NET.

Todd Anderson is a Senior Software Developer in the Multimedia Platforms Group at Schematic Boston, and is co-author of Adobe AIR Instant Results: Create - Modify - Reuse, a Wrox/Wiley title scheduled for release in spring of 2008.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Flex and ActionScript Basics
  • Chapter 2: Menus and Controls
  • Chapter 3: Containers
  • Chapter 4: Text
  • Chapter 5: Lists, Tiles, and Trees
  • Chapter 6: DataGrid and Advanced DataGrid
  • Chapter 7: Renderers and Editors
  • Chapter 8: Images, Bitmaps, Videos, Sounds
  • Chapter 9: Skinning and Styling
  • Chapter 10: Dragging and Dropping
  • Chapter 11: States
  • Chapter 12: Effects
  • Chapter 13: Collections
  • Chapter 14: Data Binding
  • Chapter 15: Validation, Formatting, and Regular Expressions
  • Chapter 16: Charting
  • Chapter 17: SharedObjects
  • Chapter 18: Working with Services and Server-Side Communication
  • Chapter 19: XML
  • Chapter 20: Browser Communication
  • Chapter 21: Development Strategies
  • Chapter 22: Modules and Runtime Shared Libraries
  • Chapter 23: The Adobe Integrated Runtime API
  • Chapter 24: Unit Testing with FlexUnit
  • Chapter 25: Compiling and Debugging
  • Chapter 26: Configuration, Internationalization, and Printing

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