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New Web applications require engaging user-friendly interfaces-and the cooler, the better. With Flex 3, Web developers at any skill level can create high-quality, effective, and interactive Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) quickly and easily. Flex removes the complexity barrier from RIA development by offering sophisticated tools and a straightforward programming language so you can focus on what you want to do instead of how to do it. And now that the major components of Flex are free and open source, the cost barrier is gone, as well!

Flex 3 in Action is an easy-to-follow, hands-on Flex tutorial. Chock full of examples, this book goes beyond feature coverage and helps you put Flex to work in real day-to-day tasks. You'll quickly master the Flex API and learn to apply the techniques that make your Flex applications stand out from the crowd. Interesting themes, styles, and skins? It's in there. Working with databases? You got it. Interactive forms and validation? You bet. Charting techniques to help you visualize data? Bam! The expert authors of Flex 3 in Action have one goal - to help you get down to business with Flex 3. Fast.

Many Flex books are overwhelming to new users-focusing on the complexities of the language and the super-specialized subjects in the Flex eco-system; Flex 3 in Action filters out the noise and dives into on the core topics you need every day. Using numerous easy-to-understand examples, Flex 3 In Action gives you a strong foundation that you can build on as the compexity of your projects increases.

Purchase of the print book also comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

You'll also get the Flex 3 in Action ebook and the Flex 4 in Action ebook upon its release both for free! Simply follow instructions on the insert to redeem your two free ebooks.

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Adobe's Flex 3 is a platform for web development which combines the Flex Builder development environment with a programming model based on JavaScript. This book begins with a concise review of Flex 3 and ActionScript, then introduces every significant Flex component, with chapters following the progression of building an application. Examples focus on key properties, methods, and events related to each tag or class, and relate readers' existing skills from other web technologies to the same tasks in Flex. The book emphasizes the event-driven nature of Flex by periodically reminding readers how to leverage the event objects. Ahmed is the creator of the Community Flex site. The book is distributed in the US and Canada by O'Reilly. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


Chock full of examples, this easy-to-follow, hands-on tutorial goes beyond feature coverage and helps readers put Flex to work in real day-to-day tasks.

About the Author

Tariq Ahmed is an accomplished web application pioneer having introduced next-generation web technologies to companies such as Bell Canada and Reuters. He and Jon Hirschi were first to introduce eBay to Adobe Flex which then later proliferated to other teams. As an Adobe Flex Community Expert, Tariq has been evangelizing the technology and supporting the community through various projects and is particularly known for his Community Flex (CFLEX.Net) site.

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Ahmen, Tariq
Manning Publications
Abid, Faisal
Hirschi, Jon
Ahmed, Tariq
Admed, Tarig
Abid, Faisal
Qabiz, Abdul
Kirschi, Jon
Hirschi, Jon
Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
Interactive multimedia
Internet - Web Site Design
Programming Languages - JavaScript
Web - Page Design
Computer Languages-CGI
AIR;Adobe Flash;Adobe Flex;Adobe Integrated Runtime;Cairngorm;Flash;Flex;Flex 3;Flexible Rails;HTTPService;Laszlo;Macromedia Flex;OpenLaszlo;REST;RIA;Rich Internet Application;Web 2.0;ecommerce
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9.18x7.38x1.15 in. 2.11 lbs.

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