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Flex 3 Cookbook--New from O'Reilly: The Adobe Developer Library Guide for Rich Internet Application Developers

May 14, 2008

Sebastopol, CA--The best way to showcase a powerful new technology is to demonstrate its real-world effects. That's exactly what O'Reilly's latest book--Flex 3 Cookbook ($44.99)--does with Adobe Flex 3.

"We cover the topics that most vex developers working with Flex 3--in a way that can illuminate how the Framework is structured as well as help solve common problems," write authors Joshua Noble and Todd Anderson. This timely new addition to the Adobe Developer Library--a co-publishing partnership between O'Reilly Media and Adobe Systems, Inc.--comes packed with useful, up-to-the-minute recipes for techniques that will help developers get more from their web applications.

Comprehensive and practical, Flex 3 Cookbook contains more than 300 proven recipes for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 sites. Indeed, you'll find everything you need from Flex basics to solutions for working with visual components and data access to tips on application development, unit testing, and using Adobe AIR.

You also get easy access to ideas from the development community. At the Flex Cookbook website, developers were invited to post their own solutions for working with Flex 3. The best and most useful solutions are included in this book, as well as hundreds of original recipes from the authors.

Each recipe provides a solution to a common problem, explains how and why it works, and offers sample code that you can put to use immediately.

Topics include:

  • Containers and dialogs
  • Data-driven components
  • DataGrid and Advanced DataGrid
  • ItemRenderers and Editors
  • Images, bitmaps, videos, and sounds
  • CSS, styling, and skinning
  • States and effects
  • Collections, arrays, and DataProviders
  • DataBinding
  • Validation, formatting, and regular expressions
  • Services and Data Access
  • Using RSLs and Modules
  • Adobe AIR

Whether you're a committed Flex developer or still evaluating the technology, you'll discover how to get quick results with Flex 3 using the recipes in this cookbook. It's an ideal way to jumpstart your next web application.

Todd Anderson is a Senior Software Developer in the Multimedia Platforms Group at Schematic Boston, and is co-author of Adobe AIR Instant Results: Create - Modify - Reuse, a Wrox/Wiley title scheduled for release in spring of 2008.

Joshua Noble is a development consultant with Schematic. He's worked with various clients, employers, friends, and combinations of the three for the past 4 years using C#, Actionscript 2 and 3, ASP.NET, MSSQL Server, MySQL, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Java, XHTML/CSS, PHP, and C. He used to teach at Boston's School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and he co-authoredActionscript 3.0 Bible. He also speaks at industry conferences.

Additional Resources:

For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see the catalog page for Flex 3 Cookbook

Flex 3 Cookbook
Joshua Noble, Todd Anderson
ISBN: 9780596529857, 704 pages, $44.99 USD, £27.99 GBP

Adobe Developer Library is a co-publishing partnership between O'Reilly Media and Adobe Systems, Inc. and is designed to produce the number one information resources for developers who use Adobe technologies. Created in 2006, the Adobe Developer Library is the official source for comprehensive learning solutions to help developers create expressive and interactive web applications that can reach virtually anyone on any platform. With top-notch books and innovative online resources covering the latest in rich internet application development, the Adobe Developer Library offers expert training and in-depth resources, straight from the source.

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