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Programming Flex 2
Author: Chafic Kazoun

Publisher: Shroff/o'reilly
ISBN: 9788184043358
Pages: 520
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"Is there an easier way to build and deliver rich internet applications (RIAs) other than by using the Flash IDE or Ajax? Absolutely. With Adobe® Flex™ Builder™ 2, the Flex 2 SDK, and this book, you have all the tools you need. Programming Flex 2 offers you plenty of practical and useful examples that reveal how and why to use a particular feature of Flex 2, and when and why not to.As part of the Adobe Developer Library, Programming Flex 2 is the authoritative guide to thenew Adobe Flex framework. You’ll learn to use a markup language called MXML and a vast library of off-the-shelf and highly configurable components to build Flash-based applications that combine the immediacy of the Web with the functionality and responsiveness of desktop applications. You’ll also discover why—with the Flash Player runtime environment and the powerful ActionScript 3.0 programming language—the possibilities with Flex 2 are nearly limitless.Topics include: Managing LayoutWorking with ComponentsWorking with MediaManaging StateUsing Transitions and EffectsWorking with DataCustomizing Application AppearanceClient Data Communication and Remote Data CommunicationDebugging Flex Framework ApplicationsCreating Custom ComponentsFlex may be easier to learn than the Flash IDE, but you still need a reliable guide to the frame¬work. Programming Flex 2 not only serves as a reference, it also provides valuable and practical insight into how to use the new technology. As you learn how to build Flex applications, you’ll also discover how Flex works. This book supplies all the information you need in one convenient place.
About the Authors
Chafic Kazoun is the founder and Chief Software architect at Atellis, and is widely considered one of the world's top experts on Flex (outside of the Adobe Flex engineering team). He has worked with Flash technologies since 1998 and with Flex since its inception, and he has a deep understanding of the internals of the Flex framework. He maintains a busy speaking and consulting schedule. When he's not busy developing solution-based applications, Chafic is actively involved in the Flash community, delivering presentations at numerous conferences including Adobe's MAX, Flashforward, FITC, Spark Europe, and MXDU. He is also the contributor of numerous published works and is the author of Programming Flex 2.0, a book recently released by O'Reilly Publishing. He is also an Adobe Community Expert, and shares his thoughts on his blog
Joey Lott is the author of Complete Flash Remoting MX as well as the co-author of the ActionScript Bible. Joey has been teaching Flash and ActionScript since 1999 when he first began training throughout Southern California. Joey has professional experience in the Internet industry beginning in 1996 including co-founding RightSpring, Inc. and consulting for YourMobile/Premium Wireless Services (J2EE B2C application) and (leading the development of a J2EE B2B application).

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