Over the past few years, the now open source Adobe Flex Framework has been adopted by the Java community as the preferred framework for Java RIAs using Flash for the presentation layer. Flex helps Java developers to build and maintain expressive web/desktop applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and operating systems.
Beginning Java and Flex describes new, simpler, and faster ways to develop enterprise RIAs. This book is not only for Java or Flex developers, but also for all web developers who want to increase their productivity and the quality of their development.
The aim of the book is to teach the new frontier of web development using open source, agile, lightweight Java frameworks with Flex. Java lightweight framework programming helps Flex developers create dynamic-looking enterprise applications. Flex and Java are becoming very popular for both business and interactive applications.
What you'll learn
- Discover what Adobe Flex is and how to use it in your Java development of the presentation tier or rich clients
- Use Spring, Hibernate, and/or Maven with Flex
- Use Flex and Java to create Rich Internet Applications and/or Clients
- Create Flash-based/enabled business applications
- Write more stable Java-based Flex applications and reusable code.
- Create some Flash-based game applications
Who is this book for?
This book is for Java developers who want to get into Flex, Spring, Hibernate, and/or Maven and for all Flex developers who want to create projects with the most used Java frameworks. Also, this book could be interesting for most other web developers because Java/Flex, once learned, will increase their productivity and the quality of their development.
About the Apress Beginning Series
The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry–level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from “novice to professional.” You’ll start your journey by seeing what you need to know—but without needless theory and filler. You’ll build your skill set by learning how to put together real-world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you there—it is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory!