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From jude <flexcapaci...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache Flex Book Topic Wish List
Date Sat, 25 Jan 2014 23:48:24 GMT
1. Skinning and styling.
2. Making a Flex application without a framework (ie i've seen via view
stacks, states, etc).

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 10:53 AM, <modjklist@comcast.net> wrote:

> This is great news. Would love to buy a copy of the book. My comments:
> 1. Favorite IDE=FlashBuilder
> 2. Integration with BlazeDS. This was a lifesaver for me. If I recall
> correctly, Sencha charges a lot of money to use BlazeDS if you're a single
> developer, even though it's open source. So that's a big plus for Flex.
> 3. Mobile development. Bring desktop Flex users into their first mobile
> development.
> 4. Example of setting up at least one general-purpose MVC framework.
> 5. Advanced Spark datagrid features not covered in other books. The
> datagrid is one of the most popular components. Even the more obscure
> features would find an audience.
> 6. I struggled for a long time to figure out how to pass variables between
> custom components.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joseph Balderson" <news@joeflash.ca>
> To: users@flex.apache.org
> Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:54:37 PM
> Subject: Apache Flex Book Topic Wish List
> 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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