Flex 3 Cookbook: Code-Recipes, Tips, and Tricks for RIA Developers [NOOK Book]

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 ...

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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: 9780596550677
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/13/2008
  • Series: Adobe Developer Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Josh Noble is a consultant, freelance developer and Rich Internet Application designer, based in Brooklyn, New York. He's the lead author of O'Reilly's Flex 3 Cookbook (released May 2008). As a graduate student, Joshua Noble studied interactive art, teaching himself programming and electronics using available resources on the internet. After school, he began teaching coding to art and design students interested in interactive design at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He found an acute need for a book that taught the technical aspects of programming and computing for interactive art and design as well as some of the theoretical and conceptual aspects of design interaction. He's worked extensively with each of the tools discussed in this book and has taught the subject at workshops, colleges, and to friends.

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Table of Contents

1 Flex and ActionScript Basics 1

2 Menus and Controls 39

3 Containers 63

4 Text 111

5 Lists, Titles, and Trees 133

6 DataGrid and Advanced DataGrid 161

7 Renderers and Editors 193

8 Images, Bitmaps, Videos, Sounds 229

9 Skinning and Styling 263

10 Dragging and Dropping 313

11 States 333

12 Effects 361

13 Collections 381

14 Data Binding 405

15 Validation, Formatting, and Regular Expressions 431

16 Working with Services and Server-Side Communication 457

17 Browser Communication 483

18 Modules and Runtime Shared Libraries 499

19 The Adobe Integrated Runtime API 529

20 Unit Testing with FlexUnit 581

21 Compiling and Debugging 611

22 Configuration, Internalization, and Printing 631

Index 655

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