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Introduction to Flex 2

Introduction to Flex 2 by Roger Braunstein
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This Short Cut is all about getting up and running with Adobe Flex 2; a perfect title would be "(Almost) Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about Flex 2 But Were Afraid to Ask." It consists of conversational instruction, along with demonstrative examples, in order to give developers an efficient grounding in how to get their arms around using Flex 2. Especially helpful for those coming from the Flex/AS/Flash universe, but also designed for those coming from Java, .Net, and elsewhere.

Six small sections cover:

  • Quick background on Flex 2
  • What's new in ActionScript 3.0
  • How to use Flex right out of the box (so to speak)
  • "Making It Look Good": Design and UI issues
  • Extending Flex
  • Little-known features and capabilities

Roger Braunstein is a developer and designer living in Brooklyn. He's obsessed with beautiful code, motion design, graphics programming, and video games. He also cultivates an interest in cooking, photography, biking, and 8-bit music. One day he hopes to have a real website at

O'Reilly Media; February 2007
88 pages; ISBN 9780596550035
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Title: Introduction to Flex 2
Author: Roger Braunstein