Adobe Flex 3.0 For Dummies 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0470277928
ISBN-10: 0470277920
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From the Back Cover

Get going with Flex, and create RIAs in a Flash!

Develop interactive applications without worrying about browser differences

Flex lets you leverage the power of Adobe's ubiquitous Flash technology to build large applications. If you're eager to create Flex apps and you've written code in any language, this book will get you started, introduce you to Flex Builder and the Flex framework, and have you building some really flashy stuff before you know it!

Discover how to:

  • Use the event model

  • Work with ActionScript® and MXML

  • Create, run, and debug a project

  • Build simple user interface controls

  • Set up data binding

  • Explore styling and skinning

About the Author

Doug McCune is a passionate Flex developer, consultant, and community contributor. He has been developing Flex applications since 2004 and is currently a Principal Software Engineer at Universal Mind. Doug received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University. Doug is active in the Flex open-source community and maintains a blog of his thoughts, code samples, and tutorials at He co-founded FlexLib, a leading resource for open-source Flex components created by community developers. Doug also enjoys speaking at Flex and Flash conferences — he has spoken at 360|Flex and Flash on the Beach.

Deepa Subramaniam is a Computer Scientist working on the Flex Framework team at Adobe. She joined Macromedia/Adobe in 2003, straight out of University of California, Berkeley where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science (Go Bears!). Deepa joined the early efforts that culminated in Flex 1.0 and has been working on Flex ever since. She might be described as one of the most enthusiastic Flex team members and is thrilled to be working with such bright engineers on such a cool product. Deepa is an active member of the Flex community, often speaking at large Flex and RIA conferences like Adobe MAX and 360|Flex. You can learn more about Deepa at her Web site, which includes her popular Flex blog, at

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Graham S. Yule
1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing title from 'Dummies'
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 8, 2009
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