- Paperback: 576 pages
- Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (March 10, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1933988746
- ISBN-13: 978-1933988740
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,623,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
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 then 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.
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I'm glad I bought it used on Amazon, because it is quite light weight and probably not worth full price for the experienced Java / .NET developer. The style is concise, clear and generally avoids excessive cute quips. There is a minimum of code to take up space.
This would be a good light weight introduction, to accompany a Flex cookbook or bible.
There are a lot of Flex books out there and I can't afford to keep buying books every minutes, so the one book I get has to be it. And this book is definitely it! I've been programming desktop applications for most of my career, and I've been wanting to get into Flex so that I can expand my skill set to include web applications. I understand those universal programming concepts (variables, functions, etc...), so I didn't want a book that was so basic that it catered to people who have no programming understanding, yet didn't want to get overwhelmed with too much detail. And Flex 3 In Action strikes a good balance for the beginner getting into Flex, who at the same time wants enough meat to get a solid understanding of what's involved.
The book doesn't waste time on fluff; it's fast paced, but the language stays casual and fun so it's easy to blast through it. The order of the chapters is pretty cool, like they start you off with the standard hello world and bit by bit build up your knowledge. What I really like are the small code examples, it's difficult for me to see more than 20 lines of code and try to understand what's going on, so the short code examples are easy to absorb.
Plus there's tons of screen caps with annotations that highlight and explain what's going on. It feels like the authors are speaking directly to you, vs. that academic approach of talking theory in the third person.
The bottom line is Flex 3 in Action is a roll up your sleeves and get busy kind of book that in my humble opinion makes it easy to get into Flex.
According to the title, one could expect the setting of Flex components in a real situation. But this book is organized into 24 independent chapters that cover the various features of Flex. The description of the components is in every case made clear by examples. This organization allows reading the chapters at will, and consulting when needed. In the other hand, the reader has to make a synthesis to get the various components work together.
These points are secondary for a book on Flex. This is a book to clutch at when using a basic component of Flex. For advanced development, other resources are yet recommanded.
I picked this up for a project I am about to start.
I was able to quickly navigate through this book and
helped me get started on my project.
The best thing about this book is I didn't have to read through the whole book to find what I was looking for and there are tons of examples.
Very well organized.
It has some typo but it goes with most of the technical books. But above all flex is covered very well with example. If you are looking for advance level book try our flex bible or advanceFlex tiware book..
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