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Flex 3 Component Solutions: Build Amazing Interfaces with Flex Componentsby Jack Herrington
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Components make Flex and Flash greater than the sum of their parts and will remain a key advantage over Silverlight for some time to come. The developer communities have created an amazing array of components, so many great ones that even mere engineers can become cutting-edge designers if only they knew which components and what to do with them. This book demonstrates and illustrates this diverse set of components with screenshots that make you stop and stare with envy when you browse the book. You'll think I could look like a superhero if I hooked that up to our data API. This book makes it clear that it's a lot easier than you think. Coverage of all that's cool with Flex and Flash Components. Special attention paid to workflow for freelancers and small-shop practisioners who want to do it all when it comes to Web design and development. Learn which application and which tools are the right ones to choose to tackle any job with efficiency and maximum creativity. In this book you'll learn: How to use Flex and Flex Builder. 2D and 3D data visualization techniques. Chart and Graph building tools. How to integrate with interactive mappeing tools from Google and Yahoo. How to use Flex components to display hierarchical data. How to customize skins. Who is this book for? Current Flex and Flash developers and designers, certainly. Engineers who want some incentive to get involved in RIA development so they can make themselves look like superheroes.
Ideal for current Flex and Flash developers and designers, and engineers who want some incentive to get involved in RIA development so they can make themselves look like superheroes, this book contains coverage of all that's cool with Flex and Flash Components.
Flex has revolutionized the development of Rich Internet Applications, giving developers the framework necessary to easily create ever more powerful applications. Components form an essential part of this framework, and once you understand how to fully use them, your productivity and creativity will be taken to a whole new level. Flex 3 Component Solutions will show just what you can achieve with components and exactly how to achieve it.
You'll see just how simple it is to use components to create amazing interfaces for your applications be they media players, data visualizations, 3D graphics--the list is long. This book contains all you need to know to get the Finally, there'll be times when you'll want to or have no alternative but to create your own components. This book will show you how to do this for your own ends, or so you can contribute to the Flex component community by distributing them.
Flex 3 Component Solutions is a tour de force of components, and all of these components are demonstrated using real-world Flex code that you can use as starting points for your own applications. Take what you learn for this book, and then go out and create your own amazing interfaces quickly and easily: reuse, repurpose, redesign, and do it all faster and with greater quality control than you ever thought possible.
The Flex community is large, active, and enthusiastically full of powerful and great-looking components. Flex 3 Component Solutions: Build Amazing Interfaces with Flex Components is the only book that shows designers and developers how to use the best pre-built components to create visually compelling Web interfaces.
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