Flex 4 is an open-source tool that allows developers to easily add life to web applications with dynamic user features, colorful transitions, and eye-catching animations. Flex also provides powerful data handling for industrial-strength applications.
We think it should be just as much fun to learn Flex as it is to use it. And we know that fun learning gets better results. Hello! Flex 4 demonstrates how to get started without getting bogged down in technical detail or academic edge cases. In this book, User Friendly cartoon characters offer commentary and snide side comments, as the book moves quickly from Hello World into practical techniques. Each one is illustrated with a hands-on example. Along the way, readers will build a unique Flex application that mashes Yahoo Maps with Twitter to keep track of friends.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
Peter Armstrong is the co-founder and CEO of Ruboss Technology Corporation, a Vancouver, BC area company focusing on Adobe Flex and Ruby on Rails development and consulting. Peter is also the author of the Manning book Flexible Rails: Flex 3 on Rails 2, the book which inspired the creation of the RestfulX framework, the RESTful way to develop Flex and AIR applications that easily integrate with Ruby on Rails. Peter was a key part of the team that won the 2006 Adobe MAX Award for RIA/Web Development, is the organizer of the Vancouver Ruby/Rails Meetup group and is a frequent speaker on using Flex and Rails together.