I go to the bookstore often, always looking for what’s new and what’s up. Barnes and Noble and Borders are my two favorites (after all they are the two largest). As I was browsing the technical bookshelves at Borders I stumbled upon a “gem of a find” … new Flex 2 book! The book read The Essential Guide to Flex 2 with ActionScript 3.0 and like a miner who just found a nugget of gold I immediately grabbed it, looked around to see if anyone was looking, and claimed it as mine. Ok it was a bit extreme but it was the only one on the shelf.
I scanned through the book enough to find that it is geared towards beginner to intermediate Flex 2 developers. As a Flex 2 developer I found it to be below my current skill level. However as a teacher I found that it may be useful as a resource for my upcoming Flex 2 classes. Needless to say, I bought it and it now sits on my desk like a 3-course meal waiting to be devoured.
If you’re interested in finding the book, you can look for it at your local Barnes and Noble or Borders Books. You can also get more information about the book online at the Friends of Ed site. On this site you can view a sample chapter and the book’s contents. The $49 price tag is a little steep but worth it if you, like me, prefer the feel to cold, hard pages. However you may prefer to save a few trees (the snowboarder in me thanks you) and purchase the eBook for $25.