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Integrated throughout the pages, you'll find best practices that will enable you to begin developing and deploying applications in Flex 2 that meet your requirements. You'll also discover the most effective ways to use frameworks, MXML, and ActionScript 3. And with the help of numerous practical examples that you can tweak and apply in your own environment, this hands-on guide will quickly get you quickly up and running.
What you will learn from this book
Steps for developing an application using Flex Builder
How to build customized user interfaces with Flex controls and containers
Ways to access data and chart components
Tips for creating and extending Flex components
Methods for programming and data typing ActionScript classes
All about integrating Flex 2 with rich media and external applications
How to use the Cairngorm framework, the Flex-Ajax bridge, ActionScript 3.0 libraries, and more
Who this book is for
This book is for programmers and Web developers who want to create Internet applications using Flex 2. You should have prior experience with Flash, ActionScript, and an XML-based language.
Flex apps you'll develop in this book Learn to leverage Flex Builder 2 for RIA development Discover how you can useFlex Charting to visualize data Integrate your Flex applications with data from web applications like Flicker Learn to use rich media in Flex apps
Wrox Professional guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
Wrox's Professional Flex 2 is one of the first guides to Adobe's (Macromedia's) new web application development platform. Flex experts Simon Barber, Rich Tretola and John Bennett share their experience with Flex 2, and teach readers how to leverage the platform to build rich internet applications. Professional Flex 2 relies heavy on practical examples, making this a hands-on guide that will get readers up and running with Flex 2 quickly.
Topics include: Building applications with Flex Builder Flex programming model Using Actionscript 3.0 Developing applications in MXML Creating UIs with Flex controls and containers Data access and interconnectivity Creating custom flex components Charting Testing, debugging and deploying Flex applications and more