I'm a software developer, working primarily in C++ and
Python, but I am also familiar with a number of other languages
"Programming Flex 2" by Chafic Kazoun and Joey Lott. Would this
book be enough to get me up to speed in Flex 2 development, or
should I get ORA's "Essential ActionScript 3.0" also?
I would get the Essential ActionScript book as well.
I have programmed Flex for about a month (coming from C#) and
used Professional Adobe Flex 2 (Programmer to Programmer). If you
want to do anything substantial you get into ActionScript quickly,
and the language has a number of quirks and some cool features if
you know how to use them. No offense to this forum, but the support
community is a joke (look at how many posts get zero replies) so
you will be on your own and need a good reference book.
If you want to get "up to speed" at a beginner/intermediate
level, I'd check out the articles on the Flex development center of
the Adobe site. This forum tends to answer very specific questions
that may or may not be what you want. For more community based
help, see the Flex Coders group on Yahoo.