Sebastopol, CA—Master an important application in a fun and engaging way with the unique, hands-on approach of Learning Flex 4 (O'Reilly Media, $44.99 USD). Using clear examples and step-by-step coaching from two experts, you'll create four applications that demonstrate fundamental Flex programming concepts.
"We blended Flex basics with concepts and tactics that are essential for intermediate to advanced Flex projects," says coauthor Elijah Robison. "For instance, Learning Flex 4 offers decent coverage of ActionScript 3, which is essential to making decisions programmatically and facilitating user interaction. We targeted the book at beginning programmers, but we added a few card tricks here and there to catalyze their transition into complex projects involving external source code, third-party libraries, and/or multiple technologies."
Throughout the course of this book, you'll learn how to enhance user interaction with ActionScript, and create and skin a user interface with Flex's UI components (MXML) and Adobe's new FXG graphics format. You'll also be trained to manage dynamic data, connect to a database using server-side script, and deploy applications to both the Web and the desktop.
Learning Flex 4 offers tips and tricks the authors have collected from years of real-world experience, and straightforward explanations of object-oriented programming concepts to help you understand how Flex 4 works.
This book will show you how to:
- Work with Flash Builder 4 and the Eclipse IDE
- Learn the basics of ActionScript, MXML, and FXG
- Design a Flex application layout
- Build an engaging user interface
- Add interactivity with ActionScript
- Handle user input with rich forms
- Link Flex to a server with PHP and MySQL
- Gather and display data
- Style applications and add effects, filters, and transitions
- Deploy applications to the Web, or to the desktop using Adobe AIR
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Learning Flex 4
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
By Alaric Cole, Elijah Robison
Print ISBN: 9780596805630 Ebook ISBN: 9781449399375
Pages: 480 (est.)
Print Price: $44.99 Ebook Price: $38.99
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