I need to learn flex for our company. I am a .NET developer
although I have used Flex 1.0 before and was doing well with it. I
am by no means a flash developer, so I'm looking for a good
beginner to intermediate book for someone who is looking more at
flex application development rather than design.
I need a book that focuses more on database/XML/webservice
integration and not something that focuses SOLEY on rich GUI's.
Yes, I would like for the book to focus also on design, but not
have that purely be the focus.
I found the book Adobe Fex 2 Training from the Source VERY
helpful. I read and did everything and am also finding it useful as
a reference. One reason I liked it is that it takes you through an
appliation step by step refining the application over time as you
"discover" more succinct/efficient ways to do things (e.g. making
components and a more reusable design). It takes you through
multiple ways to get at server stuff too. I also highly recommend
reading the Cairngorm articles posted on Adobe's website to help
you get off on the right foot using good design principles for
P.S. I am very much a newbie myself and am still climbing the