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Flash Builder @ Work: Your First Information-Rich Application by Cesare Rocchi

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YOUR FIRST INFORMATION-RICH APPLICATION

In this section you will learn to build a Flex application. You will discover that Macromedia Flex Markup Language (MXML) is a great markup language to quickly create a working application. The application will load data from RSS and will display information accordingly. To get to this result, we need some theory about the Flex framework and to get acquainted with the Flash Builder IDE. Are you ready?

The Flex Framework

It all began when somebody at Adobe woke up and said: “Sometimes I feel I am resolving similar problems each time I work on a new project.” After some mumbling, a friend replied: “Why don’t we put in the same place a set of solutions to the repetitive problems you solve each time?” At that ...

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