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Flex 4 in Action: Revised Edition of Flex 3 in Action by Tariq Ahmed and Dan Orlando, with John C. Bland II and Joel Hooks

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Chapter 1. Making the case

This chapter covers

  • Solving problems with Flex
  • Using RIAs and RWAs
  • Comparing Flex to the competition
  • Learning the Flex ecosystem

Why is Flex a great addition to your personal skill set or organization? With buzzwords flying all over, a nonstop stream of websites with missing vowels in their names, and the Web 2.0 space on fire, a hodgepodge of technologies leaves the common developer caught in the middle. It’s vital to be able to defend the decision to move forward with Flex to both customers and management.

In this chapter, we talk about challenges that a web developer faces and how to solve them using Flex by Adobe. We also get into the mechanics of a Flex application and discuss the ecosystem as a whole. But before ...

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