Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Introduction to Flex
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Introduction to Flex

1,069
views

Published on

Introduction to Flex for Jug Genova, 22/09/2009.

Introduction to Flex for Jug Genova, 22/09/2009.

Published in: Technology, Spiritual

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,069
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
29
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Introduction to Flex JUG Genova September 22, 2009 ~ Corrado Alesso co.alesso@fastwebnet.it
  • 2. Flex?
  • 3. Flex is Flash for developers Kind of a snob definition... Flex makes Flash developers' life easier This could not be true if you are a designer... Flex is Flash development under a different perspective More tailored for data driven, desktop-like applications. Remember: it's just a frontend technology!
  • 4. From Flash to Flex You drop the Timeline, graphical editing tools, stage canvas, visual animations You gain a component API, a xml-based declarative language for GUIs (MXML), a more powerful IDE But the technology under the covers is the very same (ActionScript and FlashPlayer)
  • 5. Main Benefits 99% FlashPlayer market penetration Applications run on Desktop and on Browser Browser and OS consistency Good looking applications by default :)
  • 6. How a Flex application looks like ActionScript Code MXML Code
  • 7. A 1000 words
  • 8. Things you need to start Flexing FlexSDK OpenSource, 3.4 stable, 4 in beta http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Flex+SDK FlexBuilder Optional, well, just like Eclipse, Netbeans and so on are optional for Java development :) It's a commercial product by Adobe (from $249) It's based on Eclipse and you get AS3/MXML/CSS editors, a visual GUI editor, debugger, profiler, refactoring tools, AIR support, WebServices support (FlexSDK is included) http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=flexbuilder3 Docs http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/en/flex