HIGHLIGHT The expert authors of Flex 3 in Action have one goal - to help you get down to business with Flex 3. Fast. DESCRIPTION Flex 3 in Action is an easy-to-follow, hands-on Flex 3 tutorial. Chock-full of examples, this book goes beyond feature coverage and helps readers put Flex to work in real day-to-day tasks. This book helps Flex developers make their Flex applications stand out from the crowd. How comprehensive is Flex 3 in Action? * 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! Many Flex books are overwhelming to new users - focusing on the complexities of the language and super-specialized subjects in the Flex eco-system. Flex 3 in Action filters out the noise and dives into the core topics users need every day. Using numerous easy-to-understand examples, Flex 3 in Action provides a strong foundation that readers can build on as the complexity of their projects increases. KEY POINTS * Expert authors have been working with Flex since the first version * Comprehensive yet easy to follow * Numerous do-this-every-day examples * Gets users ramped up and productive very quickly! * Makes the entry into using Flex fun, easy, and less scary This book is written for the millions of day-to-day web designers and developers who need to learn Flex to stay current. MARKET INFORMATION 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!
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 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. Tariq is the Manager of Product Development at Amcom Technology. Jon Hirschi has been innovating with Flex since its first version. As an Adobe Flex Community Expert, he's been sharing his expert-level knowledge through his personal blog, technology magazine articles, and user groups. Jon was also involved in not only the introduction of Flex at eBay, but also in the continuance of it via a cutting-edge command center that allows eBay to manage its servers. Faisal Abid is a software engineering student in Toronto, Canada and runs his own RIA consulting company (G-uniX Technologies). He's written RIA solutions for various clients including internet startups Buzzspot and RazorCom. Faisal's community involvement includes numerous articles for magazines, and he is known for his experiments with technology.