AdvancED Flex 3

By Shashank Tiwari , Elad Elrom

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Whether you're a Flex 3 beginner or intermediate user, this book provides the necessary information to help you develop into an expert.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1027-6
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: October 22, 2008
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $54.99
  • eBook Price: $38.99
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Whether you're a Flex 3 beginner or intermediate user, this book provides the necessary information to help you develop into an expert. Using a practical hands-on approach, it illustrates exactly how to create robust and scalable enterprise-grade rich Internet applications (RIAs).

The book is divided into three parts. The first part discusses the architectural and design aspects of Flex 3 application development. It explains the internals of a Flex 3 application and advocates a few best practices to fine-tune your application to ensure maximum performance. It includes tutorials on creating custom components, data binding, and creating AIR-powered desktop applications.

The second part concentrates on effectively integrating Flex 3 with server- and client-side technologies. Techniques for integration with Java and PHP are covered in detail, and content covering interaction with client-side technologies is also included. After reading the chapter on JavaScript integration, you will be ready to create applications that can use Ajax and Flex 3 together.

The third and final part of the book is a unique and eclectic mix of some advanced topics like mash-ups, collaborative applications, 3D rendering, highly interactive visualization, and audio and video streaming.

In summary, through reading this book, you will benefit from the wealth of information and years of experience the authors hold, and will then be ready to cruise with comfort in the world of Flex 3 application development on your own.

What you’ll learn

  • Integrate Flex 3 with PHP, Java, JavaScript, and Ruby on Rails
  • Leverage architectural and design patterns
  • Create mash-ups and collaborative applications using Flex 3
  • Build rich media applications using audio and video streaming and open source 3D libraries
  • Tune the performance of your Flex applications

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