Flex 4 Cookbook: Real-world Recipes for Developing Rich Internet Applications by Joshua Noble, Todd Anderson, Garth Braithwaite, 9780596805616

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Flex 4 Cookbook is the ideal problem-solving guide for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications for the Adobe Flash Platform. Through hands-on tested recipes, you'll learn how to solve dozens of common problems when using Adobe Flex, Flex 4 Framework, or Flash Builder, Adobe's GUI-based development tool. You can browse recipes for everything from Flex basics to solutions for working with visual components and data access, as well as tips on application development, unit testing, and Adobe AIR. Each recipe in this book provides a solution to a common problem, explains how and why it works, and offers sample code that you can put to use immediately. Whether you're a committed Flex developer or still evaluating the technology, you'll discover how to get quick results with Flex 4 using the recipes in this cookbook. It's a great way to jumpstart your next web application. Topics include: * Using Spark Component * Text Layout Framework * Groups and Layout * Spark List and ItemRenderer * Images, bitmaps, videos, and sounds * CSS, styling, and skinning * States and Effects * Working with Collections * Using DataBinding * Validation, formatting, and regular expressions * Using Charts * Services and Data Access * Using RSLs and Modules * Working with Adobe AIR 2.0

About the author

Joshua Noble is a consultant, freelance developer and Rich Internet Application designer, based in New York City. He's the lead-author of O'Reilly title Flex 3 Cookbook (released May 2008) and Programming Interactivity (July 2009). He has taught at Tufts University, and has worked as a consultant with Disney, Adobe, ABC, Schematic, Cynergy, Aspen Ski Resorts, New England Journal of Medicine, and Howcast. Todd Anderson is a Senior Software Developer in the Multimedia Platforms Group at Schematic Boston, and is co-author of Adobe AIR Instant Results: Create - Modify - Reuse, a Wrox/Wiley title scheduled for release in spring of 2008. Garth Braithwaite currently works as an Interactive Engineer for a small airline in Las Vegas, NV and hosts InsideRIA's weekly podcast RIA Radio. Garth has a background in Education and Graphic Design. In 2007 he founded VegasFUG: an Adobe Flash Platform User Group. Apart from Flash and Flex, he also specializes in CakePHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. He is also an Adobe Certified Master in Web and Print and a Specialist in Rich Internet Applications. Garth and his wife, Jamie, are proud parents of three beautiful daughters. Marco Casario 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 to innovative projects for the web using Flash and Director (as far back as versions 3 and 5). In 2005, Marco founded Comtaste, a company dedicated to exploring new frontiers in Rich Internet Applications and the convergence between the web and the world of mobile devices -- MobyMobile and YouThru are representative of their recent work. He is founder of the biggest worldwide Flash Lite User Group and of AUG Italy, a reference point for the Italian community of Adobe users, in which he carries out the role of Channel Manager for the section dedicated to Flex (AUG Italy Flex Gala). Rich Tretola currently holds the position of Rich Applications Technical Lead. He is an award-winning Flex developer and was the lead author of Professional Flex 2 (2007 ISBN: 0470102675) and sole author of Beginning AIR (2008 ISBN: 0470229047). Rich has been building Internet applications for over 10 years and has worked with Flex since the original Royale beta version of Flex in 2003. Other than Flex, Rich builds applications using ColdFusion, Flash, and Java. Rich is highly regarded within the Flex community as an expert in RIA and is also an Adobe Community Expert. He runs a popular Flex and AIR blog at Everything Flex, and was also a speaker at the Adobe MAX 2007 conference in Chicago. Read Rich's recent InsideRIA entries.

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