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Flex Solutions

Essential Techniques for Flex 2 and 3 Developers

Authors: Casario, Marco

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  • Flex 2 is hot, Flex 3 is hotter – the book will be out pretty much day and date with Flex 3, but still supports Flex 2
  • This is one of the first higher-level Flex books available
  • Written by renowned Flex expert Marco Casario
  • Offers over 100 solutions to common problems
  • Covers the full spectrum of Flex 2 topics, from styling applications, to security, to interfacing with databases.
  • Allows readers to plug example code straight into their own applications, saving hours of development time
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0424-4
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Softcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-59059-876-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Flex is the quickest and most effective technology for the creation of Rich Internet Applications for the Web. Its extensive library of components and totally customizable framework, combined with the ubiquity of Flash Player, has guaranteed its success.

The ecosystem of products that rotate around Flex 2 and Flex 3 is really broad. Flex Builder, Flex SDK, and Charting Components are all essential parts of the technology that fit the different requirements of web development.

This enormous set of possibilities can easily lead to information overload for developers like you. There's just too much to learn and too many potential places to go when you hit a brick wall. Wouldn't it be nice to have a library of solutions to solve these problems quickly and easily?

This book provides just that, with more than 100 solutions to common problems in one handy volume.

Flex Solutions: Essential Techniques for Flex 2 and Flex 3 Developers faces problems and provides solutions that can be applied to any project, from the most simple to the most complex. The solutions range from customizing Flex components with ActionScript 3.0, using the data models and the ActionScript classes as Value objects, validating and formatting data, using RPC classes to access remote data, to optimizing data-exchange performance using AMF3.

Solutions are also provided for enhancing the security of Flex applications, and techniques are offered for optimizing the actual work environment by increasing the performance of Flex Builder, adding video content, and creating an AIR project to bring your web application onto the desktop.

If you want to learn about and start to develop rich Internet applications in a short time, being immediately productive and mastering the Flex development techniques, Flex Solutions: Essential Techniques for Flex 2 and 3 Developers is the book you need.

  • Discover real-world solutions for everyday Flex development, saving hours of development time
  • Learn how to customize and extend the Flex Components Model and design and program the look and feel of your Flex applications
  • Learn best practices and tips from a Flex expert for structuring the architecture of Flex applications
  • Use the Flex Remote Procedure Classes to connect to remote data with HTTPServices and the Java Platform, PHP, ColdFusion, WebServices, and RemoteObject
  • Use Flex 3 features such as the AdvancedDataGrid component and the Charting Enhancements feature
  • Port your rich Internet applications onto the desktop with Adobe AIR

About the authors

Marco Casario is one of the most dynamic developers and consultants in the Adobe world. He has been passionate about informatics since he was little more than a child, and used to program games in Basic for Commodore 64 before dedicating himself, while still very young, to innovative projects for the web using Flash and Director (as far back as versions 3 and 5). In 2001, he began to collaborate with Macromedia Italia. Since that year, he has produced and headed a long series of presentations, conferences and articles, which you can find listed in detail in his blog, RIAvolutionize the Web (Casario.blogs.com), which is receiving several thousands of unique visitors every day. In 2005, Marco founded Comtaste (Comtaste.com), a company dedicated to exploring new frontiers in rich Internet applications and the convergence between the web and the world of mobile devices; MobyMobile (MobyMobile.com) and YouThru (YouThru.com) are representative of their work. Marco is the is founder of the biggest worldwide Flash Lite User Group (groups.yahoo.com/group/FlashLite) and of AugItaly.com, a reference point for the Italian community of Adobe users, for which he carries out the role of channel manager for the section dedicated to Flex (AugItaly.com/FlexGala.) Marco is busy working on the development (in Flex) of a very ambitious project concerning bank counters at European level, and in various consulting and Flex and Flash Media Server training activities for the realisation of rich Internet applications on behalf of buyers of the calibre of Capgemini, IBM partners, and Adobe Systems Software Ireland, Ltd.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0424-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-876-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flex Solutions
Book Subtitle
Essential Techniques for Flex 2 and 3 Developers
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Marco Casario
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0424-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0424-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-876-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
904
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