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From Mick Powell <mick.pow...@veeops.com>
Subject Re: Apache Flex Book Topic Wish List
Date Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:41:22 GMT
Theme development - ie: how to develop theme swcs and swfs and how to use them in a project.
Its a great feature of Flex from a design point of view but there's not a lot of good source
material on the subject (or at least - I had trouble finding good sources).

Not long ago I worked on this intensely for a desktop application in AIR . If you're interested
in including this subject in the book, and if I can help in any way - especially pointing
out pitfalls like not including embedded font registry somewhere ;-) - please let me know.



On Jan 22, 2014, at 11:54 PM, Joseph Balderson <news@joeflash.ca> wrote:

> I'm starting this thread so people can list their "wish list" items for the
> upcoming Apache Flex book. The other thread is specifically for discussion on
> the status of the possible O'Reilly book.
> This book may not be an O'Reilly book (we'll see), but I'll definitely be
> writing an Apache Flex book of some sort for one of the tech major publishing
> houses this year. I'm modelling the book on the "Programming Adobe Flex" series
> of books by O'Reilly, so if you have the Flex 3 or 4 one, that's the template,
> with a few differences in topic coverage.
> As I mentioned in the other thread, there will be an emphasis on the Spark
> portion of the framework, and what's been updated since Adobe Flex 4.6, i.e.
> emphasis on the Apache side of Flex, rather than going over everything,
> considering the wealth of information already published on Flex 3 and 4.
> Although there will be a rudimentary overall coverage of things, so this won't
> be an "upgrade" book. There will be a few advanced nuggets tucked in here and
> there to keep it interesting, but for the most part it will be a
> beginner-to-intermediate book. There will be some coverage of IDEs (so pls tell
> me what your fav IDEs are) and plugin/desktop/mobile deployment strategies (i.e.
> Flash & AIR), but we won't be getting into exotics like HaXe or HFCD or Alchemy,
> or advanced topics like Ant and Maven integration. Space will probably rule out
> getting into 3rd party MVC frameworks, which might be a blessing in disguise
> considering how many have been orphaned in the last few years (I'll leave that
> topic to blog posts). As far as FlexJS goes, it's still very early days, and
> things could change from now till publication, so there probably won't be much
> about it other than to talk about it in the introduction. When FlexJS is in
> Alpha, it will probably warrant its own micro-book.
> For future reference, wish list ideas on "what I had to learn the hard way when
> learning Flex" is more in line with topics to be found in this book. Very
> specific applications such as printing from flex, would be better suited to a
> cookbook-style book, which this isn't. But list them anyways at the bottom of
> your wish list separately, and I'll see what I can do with the space available.
> Thanks all,
> -- 
> _______________________________________________________________________
> Joseph Balderson, Flex & Flash Platform Developer :: http://joeflash.ca
> Author, Professional Flex 3 :: http://tinyurl.com/proflex3book

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