I recently started reading up and learning a little about
Flex 2.0. I work a lot with Coldfusion and it seems like a good
match. I have very little Flash / AS experience although I have
been a developer using many other languages (CF, VB, C#, JSP, etc)
for a number of years so I know I can handle the coding aspect
fine. And years ago I did a lot of Macromedia Director work which
is at least somewhat similar to Flash.
What I am looking for is some good basic tutorials for
database-driven apps using only the SDK - I am not quite ready to
spend the $500 on the IDE just yet. I did download the 30-day demo,
but (as usual) I got too busy and didn't do enough with it before
it ran out. Now I have the SDK downloaded and working (I even found
a neat bit of code to compile the .mxml documents right from the
command menu in Dreamweaver which is nicer and a lot more
convenient compiling in a command prompt window.
Please provide some good links to relevent sdk articles and
tutorials. I want to see mostly how to build the UI, call out to a
Coldfusion page to get a data query and return the results back to
the UI. We use mostly Oracle at work but I will be playing at home
using MySQL. I would like to see examples of both. I am sure we
won't be using the Flex Data Services (at least not yet).