Preface

The Web is always evolving as new technologies and greater user demands bubble to the surface. With the introduction of Flash in 1996, Web pages started to change from a static point-click-reload experience to a dynamic experience void of page refreshes and back button reactions. Since then, many technologies have risen to meet the ever-growing needs of the user, each proposing new conventions for reaching a final goal. As Flash matured, it became more frequently used for replicating interactions a user might expect from a robust desktop application. Flash was a usable solution for creating browser-based applications, but not necessarily the most approachable.

Now with Adobe Flex, the Flash player has matured to the point that it can be ...

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