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Beginning Java™ and Flex: Migrating Java, Spring, Hibernate, and Maven Developers to Adobe Flex by Filippo di Pisa

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Chapter 7. Flex (The View Layer)

Flex is a framework for building rich internet applications (RIAs) for FlashPlayer 9 and 10. Flex is a tool for developers rather than designers, and its aim is to provide the developer with classes and components to organize, handle, and present data, and to provide the functionality for creating desktop-like applications that are typically delivered via Web browser plug-ins such as Flash Player or Silverlight.

A rich Internet application is different from a typical Internet application, as it provides real-time data update, without the need for page reloading, as well as a full multimedia experience and the look and feel of a traditional desktop application. Usually the architecture of a RIA application makes ...

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