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I personally started out by browsing through the sample applications. Then poked about the Flex store application to see how some of the samples are actually implimented IRL. My next step was to work through the quick start examples, which give a feel of what it's like to 'start from scratch'. My next order of operation was to do my own application that mimicked the Flexstore's features (like drag n drop). At this point, I felt comfortable heading off in my own direction. The best thing is to keep a link to the online docs handy at all times.
I have also reworked the flexstore and added different content. I have browsed the live docs but have not spent as much time with them as I should. There is not a lot of examples to rework. I would love to see some tutorials but I'm guessing it is still a little too early for that. Thanks for the feedback.
For some limited, but possibly useful quick tutorials check here:
They don't go into much depth, but kind of give a skimming overview of some new features. There are also 2 or 3 more videos here:
In Flex, under Help>Welcome in the bottom left there several non-video tutorials as well.
I learned by wading through the book in the documentation set called Developing Applications in Flex. It's a nice piece of work - much better than the books in the Flash 8 docset - it's got lots of examples and is great for learning. The Flex doc team deserve special praise when the product ships imho.
The doc set has to be good I guess as there are no books on Flex on the market yet apart from Steven Webster and Alistair McLeod's book, which was written for Flex 1.5 but is still a good reference and get 5 stars on amazon.com. It's invaluable if you're building enterprise applicaitons and want to get into serious "heavy lifting" like Cairngorm and Java back-ends (and no, I don't work for iteration::two)
Also check out The CFlex Community Site