Learning Flex 3: Getting up to Speed with Rich Internet Applications [NOOK Book]

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How soon can you learn Adobe Flex 3? With this book's unique hands-on approach, you will be able to tinker with examples right away, and create your own Rich Internet Applications with Flex within the first few chapters. As you progress, you learn how to build a layout, add interactivity, work with data, and deploy your applications to either the Web or the desktop.

Learning Flex 3 offers step-by-step instructions that are clear and concise, ...

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Overview

How soon can you learn Adobe Flex 3? With this book's unique hands-on approach, you will be able to tinker with examples right away, and create your own Rich Internet Applications with Flex within the first few chapters. As you progress, you learn how to build a layout, add interactivity, work with data, and deploy your applications to either the Web or the desktop.

Learning Flex 3 offers step-by-step instructions that are clear and concise, along with tips and tricks that author Alaric Cole has gathered after years of using Flex and teaching it to fellow developers at Yahoo! You'll understand how Flex works, how to use the MXML markup language and work with ActionScript, how to deploy RIAs to the desktop using Adobe AIR, and much more.

Whether you're a beginner, or an experienced web developer coming to Flex from another platform, Learning Flex 3 is the ideal way to learn how to:

  • Set up your environment with FlexBuilder and Eclipse
  • Create a new Flex project
  • Use the different design views in Flex
  • Write code with MXML
  • Lay out your Flex application
  • Embed images and graphics
  • Build a user interface
  • Add interactivity with ActionScript
  • Handle user input
  • Move, display, and collect data
  • Add custom components with MXML
  • Add sound effects, filters, and transitions
  • Style your applications with CSS, skins, and themes
  • Deploy applications to the Web, or to the desktop using Adobe AIR

Also included are brief explanations of objects, classes, components, properties, methods, types, and other Flex attributes. You will find that Learning Flex 3 is not only the most complete tutorial for Flex, it's also the quickest way to get going with the latest version of this powerful framework.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596555276
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/16/2008
  • Series: Adobe Developer Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Alaric Cole has been working with Flash technologies since the introduction of ActionScript. Once it came on the scene, he's been focused primarily on Flex development, creating enterprise applications with rich data visualization, interactive media, and advanced user interface components. Pushing Flex beyond its comfort zone, he has worked with Adobe to discover ways to improve the technology.

A leader in the industry, Alaric has spoken at conferences such as Adobe MAX and 360|Flex, and has contributed a number of open-source components to the Flex community. He uses Flex in his daily work at Yahoo!, leading development and consulting on projects across the company.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Getting Up to Speed 1

Ch. 2 Setting Up Your Environment 13

Ch. 3 Using Design Mode 23

Ch. 4 Using Source Mode 37

Ch. 5 Learning the Basics of Scripting 47

Ch. 6 Adding Interactivity with ActionScript 63

Ch. 7 Using Data Binding 77

Ch. 8 Laying Out Your Applications 93

Ch. 9 Creating Rich Forms 117

Ch. 10 Gathering and Displaying Data 137

Ch. 11 Controlling Flow and Visibility 159

Ch. 12 Working with View States 175

Ch. 13 Applying Behaviors, Transitions, and Filters 197

Ch. 14 Styling Applications 219

Ch. 15 Deploying Your Application 239

Index 265

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2008

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    Are you just getting started in using Flex? If you are, then this book is for you. Author Alaric Cole, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that is designed for anyone new to software development. Cole, begins by jumping right into the basics of using Flex and Flex Builder. Next, the author helps you get acquainted with Design mode and shows you how to build an application visually. Then, he looks at code that was generated from Design mode and shows you how to write your own. The author continues by showing you how to get going with this powerful and simple programming language. Next, he discusses what events are and how too use them in your application. Then, the author will show you some of the powerful features of Flex. He continues by explaining how to lay out your applications. Next, the author will discuss the Form container and show you how to create rich experiences with Forms and user input. Then, he shows you how to use data that¿s created within your MXML code, or even data that¿s spread across the web. The author continues by showing you how to structure your application by providing a set of user-selectable views. Next, he discusses the concept of view states, which let you easily design the flow of your applications. Then, the author shows you how incredibly easy it is to apply visual effects to your components with simple MXML. He continues by showing you how to customize every visual aspect of your Flex applications, making your applications truly custom and unique. Finally, the authors shows you how to take your applications and show them to the world. This most excellent book provides a step-by-step tutorial through all aspects of Flex development, from familiarizing your self with the right tools to learning basic features of ActionScript and MXML, to sharing your completed work with others. More importantly, the author chose topics based on what he felt empowered you to begin development without overwhelming you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    Learning Flex 3

    Great for starting to learn Flex.

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