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So the Flex SDK is open source now, but what does that mean to you? You are a Flex developer but you have never even looked at the code powering the Flex SDK. This session is focused on Flex veterans as well as beginners who want to get their hands dirty with the inner workings of the Flex SDK. This session will equip you with the knowledge to get started developing for the Flex framework itself.
We will cover the following topics:
- Resources to learn about the inner workings of the Flex SDK (Coding Conventions, Specs, etc...)
- Subversion, ANT, Mustella... What they are, and how they are used with the Flex SDK.
- Obtaining the Flex SDK source code.
- Setting up Flex Builder for working with the Flex SDK.
- Common pitfalls when getting set up.
- Finding bugs to fix
- How to run check-in tests.
- How to submit a patch, creating diff files.
- Getting involved in the community.. BugQuash, reviewing patches, spring cleaning the bug system.
This session will be presented by Nate Beck, one of the creators of BugQuash. Nate is an active member the Flex community, and has first-hand knowledge of the excitement and addiction that is contributing to the Flex SDK.
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