For all you Flex coders that have been patiently waiting for a Flex 2 book (any Flex 2 book) can now breathe. Safari Books Online has released the Adobe Flex 2: Training from the Source, Rough Cuts, First edition by Jeff Tapper, Matt Boles, James Talbot, Ben Elmore, and Mike Labriola.
Here is the overview found on the Safari website:
– Part of the Macromedia Training from the Source series, the official curriculum from Adobe, developed by experienced trainers. Using project-based tutorials, this volume is designed to teach the techniques needed to create sophisticated, professional-level projects. Each book includes the files used in the lessons, plus completed projects for comparison. This title covers the new development framework for Rich Internet Applications, Adobe Flex 2.0. In the course of the book, the reader will build several Web applications using Flex Builder and incorporating MXML and ActionScript 3.0. –
So what are “Rough Cuts?” Rough Cuts is a service of the Safari Books Online site. It gives you early access to book content before it’s published. You’ll be able to read the evolving manuscript as it is being written.
According to the Barnes and Noble site the book will be available for bookstore purchase on October 31st. But why wait until then? You can go to the Safari website (http://safari.oreilly.com/0321496078) right now and read excerpts from the book. You also have the option purchasing online access to the book with unlimited viewing and PDF downloads of each revision.
Either way, I intend on buying the book from the bookstore. There’s something about having a paperback book in my hand to read while sitting on my balcony. 🙂