Open Source on the Flash Platform A lightening introduction to Flex www.fboyle.com Fintan Boyle www.meetup.com/augdublin
Agenda <ul><li>What is Flex </li></ul><ul><li>Using Flash Develop </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Code demo </li></ul>In a nutshel...
What is Flex? <ul><li>A way to create swf files </li></ul><ul><li>A component library </li></ul><ul><li>2 core languages <...
Flash Develop IDE <ul><li>currently Version 3.0.0 RC2 (09/03/09) </li></ul><ul><li>not perfect, Flex Builder still plays a...
Sites of interest <ul><li>adobe.com/products/flex/flexdownloads/ </li></ul><ul><li>Flashdevelop.org </li></ul><ul><li>deve...
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A Lightening Introduction to Flex using Flash Develop

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These slides were used in a lightening 15 minute presentation at OSS Barcamp, Dublin on 28th March 2009 (www.ossbarcamp.com)

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A Lightening Introduction to Flex using Flash Develop

  1. 1. Open Source on the Flash Platform A lightening introduction to Flex www.fboyle.com Fintan Boyle www.meetup.com/augdublin
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is Flex </li></ul><ul><li>Using Flash Develop </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Code demo </li></ul>In a nutshell: A demonstration of Flex using the FlashDevelop IDE
  3. 3. What is Flex? <ul><li>A way to create swf files </li></ul><ul><li>A component library </li></ul><ul><li>2 core languages </li></ul><ul><li>Has no dependencies on Flash CS4 IDE </li></ul>www.adobe.com/products/flex/flexdownloads/
  4. 4. Flash Develop IDE <ul><li>currently Version 3.0.0 RC2 (09/03/09) </li></ul><ul><li>not perfect, Flex Builder still plays a part </li></ul><ul><li>Ctrl+Shift+1 is your friend </li></ul><ul><li>Improved quality of life </li></ul>“ a popular free and open source ActionScript 2/3 and web development environment…” (Flex Builder is free for students!!)
  5. 5. Sites of interest <ul><li>adobe.com/products/flex/flexdownloads/ </li></ul><ul><li>Flashdevelop.org </li></ul><ul><li>developer.yahoo.com/flash </li></ul><ul><li>code.google.com/p/openflux </li></ul><ul><li>flex.org/tour </li></ul><ul><li>osflash.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.mozilla.org/projects/tamarin </li></ul><ul><li>framework.zend.com/download/amf </li></ul>

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