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Foundation Flex for Developers

Data-Driven Applications with PHP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, and LCDS

Authors: Jacobs, Sas

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  • Flex 2 is one of the hottest web technologies in use today
  • This is the first available book to focus exclusively on connecting Flex 2 applications to server-side data sources
  • It covers a popular spread of server-side environments, including PHP, ASP.NET, and ColdFusion
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About this book

Flex is a very powerful and versatile technology for creating web application front-ends. But what every good web application needs is a robust data source, be it XML, or a database. Flex is very adaptable in terms of connecting to data sources, and that is the main focus of this book.

In Foundation Flex for Developers, author Sas Jacobs assumes that you've got the basics of Flex down already, and explores in detail how to create professional data-centric Flex 2 and Flex 3 applications. In the first half of the book, she starts off with a brief exploration of Flex and ActionScript 3.0, before looking at application essentials in detail—creating custom components, user and web browser interactions, binding, formatting, and validating data, debugging, and more.

In the second half of the book, the focus is on connecting Flex to data sources, and covers XML, LiveCycle Data Services, PHP, ASP.NET, and ColdFusion in detail, via a series of step-by-step case studies.

  • Covers Flex application basics
  • Covers connecting Flex 2 and Flex 3 to a variety of Data Sources
  • Includes several complete case studies

About the authors

Sas Jacobs is a Web developer who loves working with Flash. She set up her business Anything Is Possible in 1994, working in the areas of web development, information technology training and technical writing. The business works with large and small clients building web applications with ASP.NET, Flash, XML and databases. Sas has also spoken at conferences such as Flash Forward, MXDU and FlashKit on topics relating to XML and dynamic content in Flash. In her spare time, Sas is passionate about travelling, photography and enjoying life. One of her most fervent wishes is that Flash will take over the Web!

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Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0444-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $46.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-894-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundation Flex for Developers
Book Subtitle
Data-Driven Applications with PHP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, and LCDS
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Sas Jacobs
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0444-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0444-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-894-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
600
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