Part 1. Laying the foundation

Part 1 lays the foundation of Flex on Java by touring Flex, Java, and other supporting technologies that you will use throughout the book.

In these first four chapters, you will build a sample Java web application to use with numerous code examples throughout the book. The Java web application is built using a service-oriented architecture (SOA).

After making a whirlwind tour of Flex (chapter 1), your first step (chapter 2) is to create a Java application that will expose web services you will later use to connect to them from a Flex client.

In chapter 3, you will create a Flex application and words like AppFuse, Flex Mojos, and FNA enter your vocabulary.

The focus of chapter 4 is to continue building the client-side ...

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