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Flex Rich Internet Applications 101

Flex Rich Internet Applications 101
  • Price £697.00
  • Level Introduction
  • Duration 3 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted

Description

Flex 4: Developing Rich Internet Client Applications provides experienced application developers with hands-on, practical experience using Flex. This three day course introduces developers to all the primary features of Flex they’ll need to know in order to build a fully functional, well architected front end for a Rich Internet Application (RIA).

Prerequisites

This course is designed for application developers who want to bring the power of Rich Internet Applications to their web applications.

Assumed Knowledge

This course is designed for application developers who want to bring the power of Rich Internet Applications to their web applications. To gain the most from this class, you should:

  • Be familiar with an object oriented programming language such as Java or C++.
  • Be familiar with XML terminology.

Skills

How to develop client rich applications with Flex and connect Flex front end to remote, dynamic data using Flex Data services with Flex.

Course Content

Intro to Flash Builder & Flex SDK

  • Creating our first project
  • Prototyping an application in design view
  • Introducing forms, the form components and validation
  • Data providers, array collections and data binding
  • Breaking content down into components
  • Adding navigation to the application with the viewstack
  • Modularising our design to promote performance and flexibility
  • Changing content at runtime using view states
  • Extending state changes with transitions

CSS in a Flex context

  • Modularising our CSS and exploring Actionscript 3 & event handling
  • Customising the standard preloader and offloading the CSS load routine
  • Using Adobe Flash content and custom components in our applications
  • Customising the ModuleLoader to add flash animation
  • Introducing the new Flex 4 Spark component set
  • Exploring the skinning model
  • Creating and implementing a custom skin with MXML and FXG
  • Our first look at retrieving data dynamically and displaying it in different forms
  • Sourcing our data dynamically and separating the tasks into individual components
  • The singleton design pattern and building a data model*
  • Displaying data in a DataGrid and customising the output with labelFunctions and itemRenderers
  • Presenting our data more visually using the TileList and DataGroup
  • The importance of Strong Typing and ValueObjects
  • Creating custom events to communicate between components
  • Using data binding to display detail for a selectedItem
  • Visualising data with the charting components
  • Using the PopupManager to reveal modal dialog boxes
  • Finalising a Release Build and deploying your Flex Application

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