This book shows you how to capture the collaborative and cooperative spirit among designers, engineers, and management required for building engaging software. You'll also learn valuable methods for maintaining focus throughout the process -- whether you're a product manager who needs a clear roadmap, a developer or designer looking for guidance and advocacy, or a businessperson who wants to understand and manage user-experience software initiatives.
Learn how to build software that will:
Throughout the course of this book, you’ll learn how to enhance user interaction with ActionScript, and create and skin a user interface with Flex’s UI components (MXML) and Adobe's new FXG graphics format. You'll also be trained to manage dynamic data, connect to a database using server-side script, and deploy applications to both the Web and the desktop.
Learning Flex 4 offers tips and tricks the authors have collected from years of real-world experience, and straightforward explanations of object-oriented programming concepts to help you understand how Flex 4 works.Work with Flash Builder 4 and the Eclipse IDELearn the basics of ActionScript, MXML, and FXGDesign a Flex application layoutBuild an engaging user interfaceAdd interactivity with ActionScriptHandle user input with rich formsLink Flex to a server with PHP and MySQLGather and display dataStyle applications and add effects, filters, and transitionsDeploy applications to the Web, or to the desktop using Adobe AIR