AdvancED Flex Application Development: Building Rich Media X by Chris Charlton, R Blank, Omar Gonzalez, Hasan Otuome

By Chris Charlton, R Blank, Omar Gonzalez, Hasan Otuome

Many Flex books conceal the basics—this booklet does whatever diversified, and is going a long way extra. The authors, prime Flash platform builders at Almer/Blank, operating with Adobe person workforce groups, are the creators of the wealthy Media trade (RMX), a social media community for Adobe builders. In protecting simply how the RMX used to be equipped, this ebook comprises the entire wisdom you want to construct related large-scale wealthy net purposes with Adobe Flex.

From the inception of the belief via to deployment, the authors exhibit the ideas had to plan and construct complicated functions. you will how to use kinds, kinds, validators, video, sound research, and framework caching, making sure you're making the main of the gains brought in Flex 3.

Powerful functions require reliable again ends. This e-book indicates easy methods to hook up a Flex program to personal home page back-end structures corresponding to Drupal and OpenAds. you will find out how a variety of elements of the RMX have been outfitted, together with the blogs, occasion calendar, jobs board, and advertisements system—elements that come jointly to actually show off the facility of Flex.

The RMX is equipped via Adobe builders for Adobe developers—a lucrative group dating that promises effects. an identical spirit is carried into this booklet, with the authors short of and aiding to take you to the subsequent point of Flash software development.

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Over time, the forums—not our front page—became the default source of information, the place to check for all up-to-date information and what the rest of the community was up to. The idea for the RMX is born Then, in March 2006, Chris and Omar rebuilt the LA Flash site, providing a Drupal installation customized to the specific needs of our community, with an event calendar, blog, even a searchable index of our Acrobat Connect archives of our meetings. And suddenly we realized just how much our existing membership was waiting for a platform to express themselves more fluently online—to create a vibrant online, always-accessible component to our existing real-life community.

Without a personal network, and with no directly relevant professional groups, I felt my career suffer. Through the work I had done prior to becoming a freelancer, creating and marketing Flix and other tools with Wildform, I knew of the Macromedia User Group program—now the Adobe User Group, or AUG, program. Anyone familiar with the Adobe developer communities knows that many of the products in Adobe’s line generate tremendous enthusiasm and excitement among the direct users of those tools, from Flash and ColdFusion to After Effects and Acrobat.

Flash and Ajax Flash and Ajax provide the core interface technologies on the RMX. Every page on the network is generated using both technologies. 0 world, and established techniques exist for integrating them. As you proceed through this book and read about specific features, you will discover how these technologies cooperate to deliver tremendous experiences. org/wiki/LAMP_(software_bundle) LAMP, sometimes known as the LAMP stack, is an acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (sometimes LAMP is considered to include Perl and Python in addition to PHP, but not in the case of the RMX)—the most popular free software options that serve as the platform for the servers that deliver rich Internet applications.

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