April 18, 2007
O'Reilly Releases Programming Flex 2: Create, Make, & Deliver Exciting RIAs
Sebastopol, CA--No doubt about it. Everyone loves a little flash. In fact,
many of the web applications used everyday depend on the dazzle of flash.
Of course we're talking about Flash Player, one of the most ever-present
and captivating pieces of software anywhere. And creating entrancing and
useful Flash-based rich Internet applications just became 100 percent
easier with the release of Programming Flex 2 (O'Reilly, $54.99).
"The core of Flex 2 is the Flex framework, a library of ActionScript
objects that provide a great foundation for building rich Internet
applications that run on Flash. It is a developer-centric framework that
provides a strong architecture and uses design patterns that will be
familiar to developers coming from a .NET, Java, or web developer
background," notes senior principal scientist Mark Anders in the book's
As part of the Adobe Developer Library, Programming Flex 2 is the
authoritative guide to the new Adobe Flex framework. In clear and
easy-to-understand text, authors Chafic Kazoun and Joey Lott show
developers how to use a markup language called MXML and a vast library of
off-the-shelf and highly configurable components. Using these tools, the
authors provide examples detailing how developers can build effective and
innovative Flash-based applications combining the immediacy of the Web
with the functionality and responsiveness of desktop applications.
Indeed, Programming Flex 2 is more than just a desktop reference. Packed
with practical insight into this new technology, this comprehensive
resource teaches readers not only how to build Flex applications, but also
how Flex works.
Topics in Programming Flex 2 include:
- Managing Layout
- Working with Components
- Working with Media
- Using Transitions and Effects
- Working with Data
- Customizing Application Appearance
- Client-side and Remote Data Communication
- Debugging Flex Framework Applications
- Creating Application and Custom Components
Developers who want to learn more about all the exciting things Flex can
do and leverage the features Flex provides are sure to keep this desktop
reference within reach. Happy coding.
About the Authors
Chafic Kazoun is the founder and Chief Software architect at Atellis. He
has worked with Flashtechnologies since 1998 and with Flex since its
inception, and he has a deep understanding of the internals of the Flex framework.
Joey Lott has been teaching Flash and ActionScript since 1999 when he first began training throughout Southern California.
More information about the book, including table of contents, index,
author bio, and cover graphic
More information about the Adobe Developer Library
Programming Flex 2
Chafic Kazoun, Joey Lott
ISBN 0-596-52689-X, 472 pages, $54.99 US, $71.99 CAN
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