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First the Web was all static content (HTML). Then as more was expected of sites, server-side technologies like PHP became necessary. But now Rich Internet Applications (RIA) put a lot of the functionality back in the Web browser, so a server-side technology alone will no longer suffice. Developers who have been doing server-side work for years need to broaden their horizons to provide a rich client-side experience. Enter Effortless Flex 4 Development by bestselling author Larry Ullman.

Flash-Flex is a powerful duo for providing a rich, client-side experience. The first third of this book covers the fundamentals of creating Flex apps. The second third is about getting, displaying, validating, and sending data: locally, remotely, and from the user. All server-side code in this book is PHP, and this data-centric view and larger support for PHP is a key focus in Flex 4. The last third is about rounding out the know-how for full application development.

Taking advantage of what Flex 4 has to offer, developers can quickly learn how to create RIAs, some of which interact with PHP scripts running on the server. Adobe has open-sourced Flex and made its SDK freely available, so it is becoming more attractive to developers who prefer open-source projects over commercial ones. Since the author is writing this book as a developer/programmer for other developers/programmers (as opposed to a designers), there is a predominance of how-tos and real-world practices.

Table of Contents


Part 1: The Fundamentals

Chapter 1: Building Flex Applications

Chapter 2: Basic User Interface Elements

Chapter 3: The ActionScript You Need to Know

Chapter 4: Event Management

Part 2: Data and Communications

Chapter 5: Displaying Data

Chapter 6: Formatting, Rendering, and Validating Data

Chapter 7: Common Data Formats

Chapter 8: Using Simple Services

Chapter 9: Using Complex Services

Part 3: Application Development

Chapter 10: Modularizing Applications

Chapter 11: Improving the User Experience

Chapter 12: Windows and Popups

Chapter 13: Improving the Appearance

Chapter 14: Effects and More Events

Chapter 15: Testing and Deploying

Product Details

Ullman, Larry
New Riders
Labriola, Michael
Web - General
Internet - World Wide Web
Internet-Web Publishing
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
June 2010
Grade Level:
9.02x7.56x.90 in. 1.66 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Internet » Application Development
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Applications
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing

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