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FlexTM 3: A Beginner's Guide: A Beginner's Guide

FlexTM 3: A Beginner's Guide: A Beginner's Guide [Kindle Edition]

Michele E. Davis , Jon A. Phillips
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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 & 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7736 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (21 Mar 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0015DWIYW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Flex 3 Beginners Guide 16 Jun 2009
The book arrived well within the time specified and was in good quality for the price.

With regards to the actual book, it's in the title really - good for the absolute beginner as an initial overview.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Assumes you already know object oriented programming 4 Jun 2008
By Steven C. Fleming - Published on
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I've been mostly disappointed with this book. The book is titled "A Beginner's Guide" which seems to mean beginners who already know Java or some other object oriented programming language. I downloaded the source files given in the book, and many of them do not run as written. Some I've been able to fix, some not. Also, I wish the examples would be more integrated e.g. a simple application was built throughout the book. The last example I tried showed how to build a menu that doesn't do anything or relate to any other example in the book. Finally, I wish the examples focused more on why something is coded a certain way rather than just how to code it. [...]
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5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed reading this book 29 Aug 2008
By Carl E. Olsen - Published on
I am an experienced PHP programmer and use object oriented programming methods. I found this book to be a quick read and gave me enough of the basics that I can build anything I need. I'm certainly not ready to do an entire web site using Flash Player, but this is nice for creating small components. I'm seriously thinking about creating some user forms with Flex so I don't get inconsistent user experience from one browswer to another. I use a lot of JavaScript, which makes Flex a good choice because ActionScript is so similar to JavaScript. This book must have been written with someone like me in mind, because I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Beginner will not learn from this book 8 Jun 2008
By WRH - Published on
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I am not sure who this book is intended for, a beginner to Flex will not be able to learn Flex from this book. Maybe a manager can get some good overview but even that would be a lot of useless knowledge for a couple of keys features and abilities.

Save your money and find a different book that will teach you Flex.
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