Foundation Flex for Developers

Data-Driven Applications with PHP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, and LCDS

  • Authors
  • Sas Jacobs
  • Koen De Weggheleire

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Flex Application Basics

  3. Data-Driven Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Pages 332-355
    3. Pages 356-373
    4. Pages 374-419
    5. Pages 420-466
  4. Livecycle Data Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 534-545

About this book


Flex is a very powerful and versatile technology for creating web application front-ends. But what every good web application needs is a robust data source, be it XML, or a database. Flex is very adaptable in terms of connecting to data sources, and that is the main focus of this book.

In Foundation Flex for Developers, author Sas Jacobs assumes that you've got the basics of Flex down already, and explores in detail how to create professional data-centric Flex 2 and Flex 3 applications. In the first half of the book, she starts off with a brief exploration of Flex and ActionScript 3.0, before looking at application essentials in detail—creating custom components, user and web browser interactions, binding, formatting, and validating data, debugging, and more.

In the second half of the book, the focus is on connecting Flex to data sources, and covers XML, LiveCycle Data Services, PHP, ASP.NET, and ColdFusion in detail, via a series of step-by-step case studies.

  • Covers Flex application basics
  • Covers connecting Flex 2 and Flex 3 to a variety of Data Sources
  • Includes several complete case studies


.NET ASP.NET ActionScript Browser ColdFusion Debugging PHP XML interaction

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