I'm new to Flex. From your point of view, if you were
starting out again, where would you apply your time and attention,
- If you had to pick a discipline on which to focus, would it
be actionScript (2 or 3?), or xml? Other?
- Would you be simultaneously working to learn CF? Or is this
only important in certain applications of Flex.
- Would you recommend downloading and working with Flex 3; or
would it be better to start with 2; which I already have?
- Would you say that Flex is best used as a front end
presentation of independent data (i.e. MySQL>xml), or is it more
practical to create full, free standing projects with data hard
coded right in the code?
You'd be better of starting with Flex Builder 3 - it contains
everything you need for starting out: a nice environment for
editing and compiling code, help files, and examples. There's no
point going backward to Flex 2 (which is also ActionScript 3) or
ActionScript 2 (which is Flex 1.5).
As for server-side technologies, you can take your pick. Some
folks find ColdFusion easy to use and it does integrate well with
Flex. You can also use .NET if you are comfortable with that and
exchange data with Flex client applications using SOAP web
I have already amassed quite a library of information. Can
anyone recommend a starter book or online 3.0 tutorial for a
reasonably well-mannered neophyte? Looking to build the simplest
starter application of any sort. Just trying to crawl at this