This book provides just that, with more than 100 solutions to common problems in one handy volume.
Solutions: Essential Techniques for Flex 2 and Flex 3 Developers faces
problems and provides solutions that can be applied to any project,
from the most simple to the most complex. The solutions range from
customizing Flex components with ActionScript 3.0, using the data
models and the ActionScript classes as Value objects, validating and
formatting data, using RPC classes to access remote data, to optimizing
data-exchange performance using AMF3.
Solutions are also
provided for enhancing the security of Flex applications; and
techniques are offered for optimizing the actual work environment by
increasing the performance of Flex Builder, adding video content, and
creating an AIR project to bring your web application onto the desktop.
you want to learn about and start to develop RIAs in a short time,
being immediately productive and mastering the Flex development
techniques, Flex Solutions: Essential Techniques for Flex 2 and 3
Developers is the book you need.
In this book you'll learn
- Tips on using Flex components
- How to validate and format data
- How to manage complex data
- Filtering, sorting and using cursors on data with collection classes
- How to consume Web Services using RPC components
- How to display data using list-based controls
- How to effectively compile and deploy Flex applications
- How to customize the look and feel of your applications
- How to make your applications more secure
- How to become more efficient in using the Flex Builder IDE
- Unique tricks such as calculating memory usage, making your Flex application into an active desktop, and customizing states
- How to use the ColdFusion Extensions for Flex Builder
- How to interface your Flex applications with server-side code written in PHP, Java, Rails, and ColdFusion
- Working with Flex in enterprise enviroment using the Flex Data Services, Java Remote Object and AMFPHP
Summary of Contents
- Chapter 1: Flex Basics
- Chapter 2: Using Flex Components
- Chapter 3: Working with Data Models and the Value Object
- Chapter 4: Validating and Formatting Data
- Chapter 5: Managing Complex Data
- Chapter 6: Working with Remote Data Using the RPC Classes
- Chapter 7: Displaying Data with List-based Components
- Chapter 8: Compiling and Deploying Flex Applcations
- Chapter 9: Designing and Programming the Look and Feel of Flex Applications
- Chapter 10: Flex Security
- Chapter 11: Advanced Flex Builder Techniques
- Chapter 12: More Flex Framework Libraries and Utilities
- Chapter 13: User Navigation in Flex Applications
- Chapter 14: Migrating Flex Applications on the Desctop with Adobe AIR
Who is this book for?
This book is for any Flex 2 or Flex 3 developer who is comfortable with
the basics and wants to take their knowledge further with quick fire
solutions to common problems. Please note that some of the solutions
contained in this book require the Flex Builder 3 Professional release
of the software.
Flex Solutions: Essential Techniques for Flex 2 and 3 Developers by
Marco Casario is a must have book. Why? Many simple, objective code
snippets from which one can build many useful Flex applications. The
simplicity of code examples can be also easily extended in real
projects. The book is devided into problem oriented parts: Flex Basics,
Using Components, Working with Data, Validating and Formatting Data,
Managing Complex Data, Working with Remote Data, Compiling and
Deploying Flex Applications, Designing and Programming the Look and
Feel of Flex Applications, Flex Security and more. Each chapter
consists of number of problems which are completely solved.
Marco, as it can be read in About the Author note, has been passionate
about Informatics since he was a child. This fact
is quickly realized while reading the Flex Solutions book. The code examples from
the book can be applied into real-case Flex projects saving time on looking
for solutions in other sources.
Although there were some slight modifications to the way you build
applications in Flex 2 and Flex 3. The book covers a broad range of
We highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about Flex. If you
look for a book with quick-fire solutions to common problems and best
practice techniques, this book is for you. If you want to improve your
Flex skills for Rich Internet Application development, this book is for
you. And if you do not know Flex but want to learn what can be done
with it and how, just guess: this book is also for you.
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