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Learning Flex 4
Getting Up to Speed with Rich Internet Application Design and Development
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Learn Adobe Flex 4 in a fun and engaging way with this book's unique, hands-on approach. Using clear examples and step-by-step instructions, you'll create four applications that demonstrate fundamental Flex programming concepts, including how to enhance user interaction with ActionScript, create and skin a user interface with Flex's UI components, manage dynamic data, connect to a database using server-side script, and deploy applications to both the Web and the desktop.
On May 18 Stefan Horochovec wrote: Excellent book for beginners in Flex
The book starts with a good introduction, where he leads the reader to know a little of the Flash Plataform, explaining clearly the differences between Flex for Web and Desktop, making a good introduction to the development environment. At this point, the developer who is starting in Flex already feels comfortable with his new tool.
The authors make a sequence of chapters designed to create forms with navigation controls, where they can be implemented include the validations, formatters, restrictions, with clear examples of how it can be done to implement each of these situations.
The book also shows techniques for creating Styles and Skinning in Flex applications. The book makes a very interesting explanation on the implementation of FXG and its use in Skinning. Full Review >
On Dec 18 Santosh Shanbhag wrote: Learning Flex 4 by Alaric Cole and Elijah Robison
If you have read the earlier book, "Learning Flex 3 by Alaric Cole", you pretty much have an idea of the quality of work. This book lives up to that name and offers some delightful upgrades.For a beginner, the world of Flex is very daunting and confusing. If you want… Full Review >
On Dec 3 Michael Kochendorfer wrote: Good Book...Adobe Has Better Tutorials
"Learning Flex 4" explains all of the core concepts for developing Flex 4 applications. It is definitely a beginners book as it assumes only some basic programming knowledge, and the book doesn't really go much beyond the basics of writing a simple Flex application. Full Review >
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