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Flex 3: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guide)

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Essential Skills--Made Easy!

Learn to program with Flex 3, the powerful tool for building multimedia-rich, interactive Flash applications for the Web. Flex 3: A Beginner's Guide is an easy-to-follow, fast-paced tutorial that allows you to fully grasp the fundamentals, including MXML, ActionScript, Flex Builder, states, transitions, and behaviors. You'll learn how to customize your applications with styles, skins, and themes; access remote data using the XML HTTP Service Request; profile and debug your applications; and manage media assets.

Designed for Easy Learning

  • Key Skills and Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Experts--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This--Short, hands-on exercises to practice your skills
  • Notes--Bonus information related to the topic being covered
  • Tips--Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Cautions--Errors and pitfalls to avoid
  • Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

About the Author

Michele E. Davis is a technology writer and author or coauthor of more than 17 computer books. She consults as an instructional designer, trainer, and technical writer for Fortune 500 companies including General Mills, ACS, Whirlpool, Best Buy and many others.

Jon A. Phillips designs custom Web solutions and consults as a functional software developer for clients such as the University of Minnesota, Fisher-Rosemount, Lockheed-Martin, and Kinetic Data. He has worked with numerous databases, including Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL for more than 14 years. Phillips has coauthored five technology books with Michele Davis.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. Flex Fundamentals

Chapter 2. Installation and Modules

Chapter 3. Getting Started

Chapter 4. Working with Flex Builder

Chapter 5. States, Transitions, and Behaviors

Chapter 6. Modifying Your Application's Appearance

Chapter 7. Data Access

Chapter 8. Debugging and Profiling

Chapter 9. Working with Media Assets/Deploying

Appendix A: ActionScript and MXML Reference

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071544184
Author:
Davis, Michele E
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Author:
Davis, Michele E.
Author:
Phillips, Jon A.
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Application software
Subject:
Computer programs
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
MXML, ActionScript, Flex Builder, 0321529189, 1590598768, 0596517327, 0071590439, 0071548645, 0071588302, 007159194X, 0071549013
Subject:
Web - Page Design
Subject:
Internet programming
Subject:
Application software -- Development.
Subject:
Internet - General
Copyright:
Series:
Beginner's Guide
Publication Date:
April 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
9.09x7.32x.69 in. 1.06 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » Site Design
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Applications

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