AdvancED Flex 4

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Apress, Aug 16, 2010 - Computers - 560 pages

AdvancED Flex 4 makes advanced Flex 4 concepts and techniques easy. Ajax, RIA, Web 2.0, mashups, mobile applications, the most sophisticated web tools, and the coolest interactive web applications are all covered with practical, visually oriented recipes.

  • Completely updated for tools new to Flex 4
  • Demonstrates how to use Flex 4 to create robust and scalable enterprise-grade rich Internet applications
  • Teaches you to build high-performance web applications with interactivity that really engages your users
What you’ll learn

Practiced beginners and intermediate users of Flex, especially those with a knowledge of other web development tools, will learn to leverage Flex 4’s new tools and capabilities to build truly advanced web applications.

  • Get the most out of the new features introduced in Flex 4
  • Integrate Flex 4 with PHP, Java, JavaScript, and Ruby on Rails
  • Leverage architectural and design patterns
  • Create mashups and collaborative applications using Flex 4
  • Build rich media applications using audio and video streaming and open-source 3D libraries
  • Tune the performance of your Flex applications
Who this book is for

This book is for web developers who want and need to create rich Internet applications on time and within budget. It is also for all Flex developers including those upgrading from Flex 3, intermediate users who want to build their skills to an advanced level, and other web developers who want to integrate their web tools with Flex.

Table of Contents
  1. Building Applications Using Test-Driven Development
  2. Turbo-Charging Data Binding
  3. Workflow enhancements with Flash Catalyst
  4. Flex and AIR: Taking Applications to the Desktop
  5. 20 Enhancements Overview
  6. Creating Themes in Flex 4
  7. Integrating Flex with Java Using Services
  8. Integrating via Data Services
  9. Talking with JavaScript and HTML: Web Page Integration
  10. Flex Mashups
  11. Flash Security
  12. Migrating Web 10 Interfaces to RIA
  13. Working with Web 20 APIs
  14. Facilitating Audio and Video
  15. Using 3D in Flex

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About the author (2010)

Shashank Tiwari is a technology entrepreneur, internationally renowned speaker, author, and innovator. He is a managing partner and chief technology officer at Treasury of Ideas (, a technology-driven innovation and value optimization company. He is adept in a multitude of technologies and his contributions to Java, Flex, Python and many open source tools and technologies have been well-recognized over the years. He lives with his wife and two sons in New York. More information about him can be accessed at his website: