- Creating a plugin
- Generate, Init, and Destroy
- Handling events
- Plugin options
- Setters and Getters
- Styling, CSS, and themes
- Browser and mobile support
- File organization and versioning
Robert Duchnik is an experienced full-stack web developer with over ten years of experience in the field. He has worked as a lead coordinating large-scale projects serving millions of users. He is also the author of Websanova, a blog that covers web development topics and hosts a myriad of popular open source jQuery plugins. jQuery Plugin Development in 30 Minutes is Duchnik's first guide.
Understand how the mobile ecosystem works, how it differs from other mediums, and how to design products for the mobile contextLearn the pros and cons of building native applications sold through operators or app stores versus mobile websites or web appsWork with flows, prototypes, usability practices, and screen-size-independent visual designsUse and test cross-platform mobile web standards for older devices, as well as devices that may be available in the futureLearn how to justify a mobile product by building it on a budget
Enterprise Development with Flex also suggests proper tools and methodologies, guidelines for determining the skill sets required for the project, and much more.Choose among several frameworks to build Flex applications, including Cairngorm, PureMVC, Mate, and Clear ToolkitApply selected design patterns with FlexLearn how to extend the Flex framework and build your own component libraryDevelop a sample AIR application that automatically synchronizes local and remote databases to support your sales forceGet solutions for leveraging AMF protocol and synchronizing Flex client data modifications with BlazeDS-based serversDetermine the actual performance of your application and improve its efficiency
Flex 4 Cookbook has hands-on recipes for everything from Flex basics to solutions for working with visual components and data access, as well as tips on application development, unit testing, and Adobe AIR. Each recipe provides an explanation of how and why it works, and includes sample code that you can use immediately. You'll get results fast, whether you're a committed Flex developer or still evaluating the technology. It's a great way to jumpstart your next web application.
Topics include:Using Spark ComponentText Layout FrameworkGroups and LayoutSpark List and ItemRendererImages, bitmaps, videos, and soundsCSS, styling, and skinningStates and EffectsWorking with CollectionsUsing DataBindingValidation, formatting, and regular expressionsUsing ChartsServices and Data AccessUsing RSLs and ModulesWorking with Adobe AIR 2.0
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