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Press Release: September 24, 2008

Programming Flex 3--New from O'Reilly: The Comprehensive Guide to Creating Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex

Programming Flex 3 Sebastopol, CA—If you want to try your hand at developing Rich Internet Applications with Adobe's Flex 3, and already have experience with frameworks such as .NET or Java, Programming Flex 3 (O'Reilly, $54.99) is the ideal book to get you started. Authors Chafic Kazoun and Joey Lott give you a solid understanding of Flex 3's core concepts, along with valuable insight into how, why, and when to use specific Flex features.

"We added a chapter about how to build Flex applications to this book (something we hadn't added to the previous version for Flex 2)," notes Lott about his new book. "I'd like to think that chapter will help synthesize what is in the rest of the chapters and help readers understand how to take everything they have learned or will learn about Flex and put it together in a coherent manner to build a well-designed application."

Adds Lott: "Anyone can pick up Programming Flex 3 and learn something, but I think readers with application development experience, whether with Flash or Java or .NET, will get the most from the book the quickest. Other readers with less experience building applications may find they have to review parts of the book many times."

Numerous examples and sample code demonstrate ways to build complete, functional applications for the Web, and ways to build RIAs for the desktop using Adobe AIR. Programming Flex 3 is also an excellent companion to Adobe's Flex 3 reference documentation.

With this book, you will:

  • Learn the underlying details of the Flex framework
  • Program with MXML and ActionScript
  • Arrange the layout and deal with UI components
  • Work with media
  • Manage states for applications and components
  • Use transitions and effects
  • Debug your Flex applications
  • Create custom components
  • Embed Flex applications in web browsers
  • Build AIR applications for the desktop

Flex 3 puts you at the forefront of the RIA revolution on both the Web and the desktop. And Programming Flex 3 will help you get the most from this amazing and sophisticated technology.

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

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 is a founding partner of The Morphic Group. He has written many books on Flex and Flash-related technologies, including Programming Flex 3, ActionScript 3 Cookbook, Adobe AIR in Action, and Advanced ActionScript 3 with Design Patterns.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see:

Programming Flex 3
Chafic Kazoun , Joey Lott
ISBN: 9780596516215, 657 pages, $54.99 USD, £39.99 GBP

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