Step 1 reads: "In a text editor, open the
data-management-config.xml file located in the WEB_INF/flex
directory of the samples web application. "
OK, where is this WEB_INF/flex directory located? And what is
the "samples web application" that is being referred to?
I THINK I found the right file, but in step 2 it says:
"Directly above the text <destination id="contact">, make
sure the following destination definition exists. "
The quoted text does not exist in the file, but the
definition it further explains to add already does exist.
So move on to the next page and it says to "...create an MXML
(text) file that contains the following text and save it as
lesson1.mxml in the DSLessons directory of the samples web
application." There's that samples web application reference again
- where IS that?
Oh, well THEN it has a link to a "Before you Begin" section -
maybe there are some answers in there! I click on that (why isn't
it in the index on the left?) and it takes me to a page suggesting
I do a few things. One of the things it says is, "Create a
DSLessons directory that is a subdirectory of the samples directory
of the samples web application. "
OK, well, dammit, now I'm frustrated! WHERE AND WHAT IS THE
SAMPLES DIRECTORY OF THE SAMPLES WEB APPLICATION?!
Is it wrong of me to assume that a "Getting Started with Flex
2" document would provide some foundational information that is not
based on assumptions of prior knowledge of the inner workings of
the very product I'm trying to get started with? This isn't even my
first time playing with Flex! In fact, I was hoping to find some
good step-by-step introductory material that would help some of my
coworkers learn a bit about it.
OK, apparently the primary source of my confusion here is
that some link I clicked on (I thought from a readme file, but I
can't find it again) took me to the aforementioned page in the
livedocs and did not display any corresponding topic open in the
left column, so I assumed I was on the first page of the getting
started section (especially since I was actively looking for a
getting started section when I wound up here). I have discovered a
more usable thread in the livedocs and am now a happier