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Getting started with Flex 3

Getting started with Flex 3Jack D. Herrington is an engineer, author and presenter whose mission is to expose his fellow engineers to new technologies. That covers a broad spectrum, from demonstrating programs that write other programs in the book Code Generation in Action. Providing techniques for building customer centered web sites in PHP Hacks. All the way writing a how-to on audio blogging called Podcasting Hacks. All of which make great holiday gifts and are available online here, and at your local bookstore. Jack also writes articles for O’Reilly, DevX and IBM Developerworks.

Emily Kim, President, Trilemtry, Inc., has co-authored and contributed to a number of books including a college-level workbook about the Internet and various ColdFusion books. Besides being a writer, Emily is also a programmer, designer and a Abobe Master Instructor.

Adobe sent me 10 books — Getting started with Flex 3 and I’m giving away all of them to 10 developers who are willing to comment or contact with their name and mailing address.

Getting started with Flex 3

Discover how easy RIA development can be with this one-of-a-kind handbook from the Adobe Developer Library. Several clear, step-by-step mini-tutorials teach you about web services, event handling, designing user interfaces with reusable components, and more. After finishing this guide, you’ll be able to build Flash applications ranging from widgets to full-featured RIAs using the Flex SDK and Flex Builder 3.0.

The book have a quick introduction to the Flex Builer 3 IDE, how to install it and start working with it. Besides the many other small and nifty examples on widgets, plugins, dashboards, desktop apps, there is also a nice Flickr Viewer example which is worth looking if you want to try out some Flickr API and AS3 codes. The book also touches on some of the generic containers — Application, Canvas, Form, Panel, etc.

I would not really rate this as a must-have book but is a good primer for those starting out with Flex 3 or those jumping to Flex 3 from prior version of Flex.

So, comment here or contact me for your free copy. Don’t forget to mention your full name and mailing address. You can ‘optionally’ donate a small amount for the shipping charge via paypal or fund transfer to my bank account but again, that is optional as I’m ready to bear the shipping charges for you anywhere in India.

  1. Its always good to keep an eye on your blog.And to be honest I always look forward to you as a inspiration and you are always standing up to my expectations.Keep the good work going.
    :)

  2. Its always good to keep an eye on your blog.And to be honest I always look forward to you as a inspiration and you are always standing up to my expectations.Keep the good work going.
    :)

  3. This is a great idea... I believe I will take this approach as well when I get a box of books. Nice!

  4. This is a great idea... I believe I will take this approach as well when I get a box of books. Nice!

  5. Just got a chance to look at your site.Seems interesting.Im planning to learn Flex.Could you pls send me Getting started with Flex 3 ebook.

  6. Just got a chance to look at your site.Seems interesting.Im planning to learn Flex.Could you pls send me Getting started with Flex 3 ebook.

  7. Great blog to check in on. I'm just getting started using Flex 3 in Linux and that book would be a great help (and a good read I'm sure). Send me an email and I'll get you my address. Thanks.

  8. Great blog to check in on. I'm just getting started using Flex 3 in Linux and that book would be a great help (and a good read I'm sure). Send me an email and I'll get you my address. Thanks.

  9. Hi Rajeswar,
    i have no words to explain my joy after seeing your blog. I am a new guy to Flex and i want to learn more. Please let me know your tips for new bies like me. Also please send me that books to my company address

    I.HariKrishna
    Endeavour Software Technologies (P) Ltd.
    No.6, 23rd 'A' Main Road,
    J P Nagar 2nd Phase,
    Bangalore- 560 078
    India.

  10. Hi Rajeswar,
    i have no words to explain my joy after seeing your blog. I am a new guy to Flex and i want to learn more. Please let me know your tips for new bies like me. Also please send me that books to my company address

    I.HariKrishna
    Endeavour Software Technologies (P) Ltd.
    No.6, 23rd 'A' Main Road,
    J P Nagar 2nd Phase,
    Bangalore- 560 078
    India.

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