Adobe Flex Resources

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  • Adobe Flex Resources

    1. Adobe TM Flex Resources Prayank Swaroop Evangelist (Asia Pacific),Adobe http://www.prayank.net http:// www.adobe.com /products/flex
    2. What is Adobe TM Flex? http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/
    3. Introducing the Flex 2 Product Line Visual Layout Flex Builder 2 Code Hinting Debugging Skinning and Styling Flex SDK 2 (FREE) Command-line Compiler & Debugger Flex Data Services 2 Message Service Data Management Service RPC Services MXML and ActionScript 3.0 Flex Framework and Class Library Flex Charting Extensible Charting Components
    4. Introducing the Flex 2 Product Line Visual Layout Flex Builder 2 Code Hinting Debugging Skinning and Styling Flex SDK 2 (FREE) Command-line Compiler & Debugger Flex Data Services 2 Message Service Data Management Service RPC Services MXML and ActionScript 3.0 Flex Framework and Class Library Flex Charting Extensible Charting Components Open Source
    5. How Flex works… MXML and ActionScript Flex Class Library
    6. How Flex works… XML/HTTP REST SOAP Web Services Browser J2EE Application Server Flex Data Services 2 Flash Player Web Server Existing Applications and Infrastructure Flex Builder IDE Flex SDK MXML ActionScript Flex Class Library Compile Data Data .swf .swf .swf
    7. Watch & learn (Most of these apps have source code available)
    8. Mailing groups <ul><li>The mother of all Flex mailing groups </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6700+ Flex developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>about 100 messages everyday </li></ul></ul>
    9. Flex in India <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly newbies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most discussions on Flex (+ some about flex events in India) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I strongly encourage Indian Flex developers to join it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flex User Groups in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune started. </li></ul>
    10. Flex Component Explorer http://examples.adobe.com/flex2/inproduct/sdk/explorer/explorer.html
    11. Charting Sampler http://demo.quietlyscheming.com/ChartSampler/app.html
    12. Flex Styles Explorer Adobe Consulting
    13. Flex Styles Creator Derek Wischusen: Flexonrails.net
    14. Flex Filter Explorer Joe Johnston: Merhl.com
    15. Flex Primitive Explorer Jason Hawryluk: Flexibleexperiments.wordpress.com
    16. Flex Transitions and Effects Explorer David Keutgens: blog.keutgens.de
    17. labs.adobe.com <ul><li>Flex 2 tag library for JSP </li></ul><ul><li>http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Flex_2_Tag_Library_for_JSP </li></ul><ul><li>- a set of JSP tags that you can use to embed Flex applications to a JSP page </li></ul><ul><li>Flex Module for Apache and IIS </li></ul><ul><li>http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Flex_Module_for_Apache_and_IIS </li></ul><ul><li>- similar to working with server-side scripting languages such as PHP or JSP </li></ul><ul><li>Flex Stress Testing Framework </li></ul><ul><li>http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Flex_Stress_Testing_Framework </li></ul><ul><li>- helps Flex developers using FDS load test their Flex 2 applications </li></ul><ul><li>Flex Ant Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Flex_Ant_Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>- build your Flex projects using ANT </li></ul><ul><li>Flex Scheduling Framework </li></ul><ul><li>http:// labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Flex_Scheduling_Framework </li></ul><ul><li>- allows you to create any number of Scheduling Components. </li></ul>
    18. Flash Player 9 penetration <ul><li>http://www.adobe.com/products/player_census/flashplayer/version_penetration.html </li></ul><ul><li>Emmy Huang – Product manager for Adobe Flash Player </li></ul><ul><li>http://weblogs.macromedia.com/emmy/ </li></ul><ul><li>Every quarter Millward Brown study is carried out </li></ul><ul><li>Mature markets include US,Canada,UK,Germany,France,Japan. </li></ul><ul><li>The Emerging markets are surveyed every other wave. They include China, South Korea, Russia, India and Taiwan. </li></ul>
    19. Some other links <ul><li>http://www.flex.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://video.onflex.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.riaforge.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.osflash.org </li></ul>
    20. Actionscript 3 libraries <ul><li>http://actionscript3libraries.riaforge.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>corelib - MD5 hashing, JSON serialization, advanced string and date parsing ++ </li></ul><ul><li>FlexUnit </li></ul><ul><li>- unit testing framework for Flex and AS3, similar to JUnit </li></ul><ul><li>Syndication library </li></ul><ul><li>- parse Atom and all RSS versions </li></ul><ul><li>License : BSD </li></ul>
    21. As3 crypto <ul><li>http://as3crypto.riaforge.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Encryption library for Flash Player 9 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AES, BlowFish, DES, Triple DES, XTea - Symmetric ciphers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CTR, CBC, CFB, OFB, CFB-8, ECB - Confidentiality modes for symmetric ciphers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PKCS5 - Padding for symmetric ciphers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSA - public key encryption method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SHA-256, SHA-224, SHA-1, MD5 - Hashing Functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HMAC - Keyed hashing function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Random - PRNG class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ARC4 - PRNG/Fast Encryption method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hex, Base64 - Static methods to convert binary data to and from text formats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>License: BSD </li></ul>
    22. Flexlib – freely available high quality custom components <ul><li>http://code.google.com/p/flexlib/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// code.google.com/p/flexlib/wiki/ComponentList </li></ul><ul><li>Fire </li></ul><ul><li>Tree Grid </li></ul><ul><li>SuperTabNavigator </li></ul><ul><li>And many more … </li></ul>
    23. http:// flexbox.mrinalwadhwa.com / FlexBox – a repository of Flexcomponents in the wild
    24. Searchcoders – an easier way to find answers to your Flex Qs. http://www.searchcoders.com/flex
    25. ApolloHunter – a repository for Apollo apps in the wild http://www.apollohunter.com/
    26. Some cool Flex apps
    27. FlexBook http://www.quietlyscheming.com/blog/components/flexbook/
    28. Yahoo Web Messenger http://webmessenger.yahoo.com/
    29. Yahoo Maps http://maps.yahoo.com
    30. Yourminis http://www.yourminis.com/minis
    31. Labs.digg.com
    32. Amazon Rank Widget http://amazonrank.riaforge.org/ http:// www.kylehayes.info/blog/index.cfm/Amazon -Rank License: Apache
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