By Dan Orlando

Flex four in motion is an easy-to-follow, hands-on Flex four instructional. Revised and up-to-date from the former variation on Flex three, this booklet is brim-full of examples, is going past characteristic assurance, and is helping readers placed Flex to paintings in actual daily initiatives. This booklet is helping Flex builders make their Flex functions stand proud of the group. How entire is Flex four in motion ?

  • Interesting issues, types, and skins? it really is in there.
  • Working with databases? you were given it.
  • Interactive varieties and validation? You bet.
  • Charting recommendations that will help you visualize info? Bam!

Many Flex books are overwhelming to new users-focusing at the complexities of the language and super-specialized matters within the Flex environment. Flex four in motion filters out the noise and dives into the middle subject matters clients want each day. utilizing quite a few easy-to-understand examples, Flex four in motion presents a powerful starting place that readers can construct on because the complexity in their tasks increases.

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In the l a n d of regular web development, a lot of time is wasted b o u n c i n g between designers a n d developers. As you may know, designers use tools such as P h o t o s h o p to design t h e application, a n d developers laboriously slice u p the images a n d g e n e r a t e CSS. But in t h e Flex ecosystem, designers c a n e x p o r t t h e m e s (skins), a n d developers can i m p o r t t h e m w i t h o u t tightly c o u p l i n g t h e a p p l i c a t i o n to t h e design. A n d it k e e p s getting better.

1 Why are web applications so prolific? Web applications a r e so prolific b e c a u s e t h e s t r e n g t h of t h e web is also its weakness. 1 The great web advantage— centralized deployment system: a simple a n d p l a t f o r m - n e u t r a l way (any OS, any h a r d w a r e ) to post d o c u m e n t s o n a server a n d retrieve t h e m as easily. 1) i n h e r i t e d by d y n a m i c pages (such as web applications) provides s u c h a strategic value in b o t h a business (such as ROI) a n d d e v e l o p m e n t perspective that it m a k e s t h e t h o u g h t of d e v e l o p i n g old-school d e s k t o p applications difficult to justify.

NOTE T o l e a r n m o r e a b o u t h a r n e s s i n g t h e p o w e r of JavaScript, you m i g h t want to c h e c k o u t Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja by J o h n Resig. See h t t p : / / w w w . m a n n i n g . c o m / r e s i g / for m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n . T h e h a r m o n y d o e s n ' t stop t h e r e ; b e c a u s e Flex is m a d e by A d o b e , it also fits i n t o a larger e n c o m p a s s i n g suite of technologies. 3 The Flex ecosystem T h e a m a z i n g t e c h n o l o g y built i n t o Flex isn't its only m a j o r advantage.

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