2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2007 10:29 AM by davidmedifit

    Learning Flex 2.0

    asincero
      I'm a software developer, working primarily in C++ and Python, but I am also familiar with a number of other languages such as Java, C#, JavaScript. I just bought a copy of ORA's "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?
        • 1. Re: Learning Flex 2.0
          mrharb007
          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.

          Hope that helps,
          James
          • 2. Re: Learning Flex 2.0
            davidmedifit Level 1
            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.
            http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/?tab:community=1

            Also, check out www.cflex.net for tips/tricks. Lastly, I don't know where you are located, but check to see if there's a Flex user group in your area: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/usergroups/

            Cheers,

            David