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Overview

Adobe® Flex™ 3 is a cross platform, open source framework for creating rich Internet applications and Adobe AIR™ applications. His in-depth Flex 3: Rich Internet & AIR Applications training series and its accompanying project work files will show you the evolution of rich internet application using Flex framework, plus how to build applications using the latest Flex Builder™ 3 tool that takes the best capabilities of both the desktop and the web. This series is a must-have for any developer looking to fine-tune their skills and enter the exciting new marketplace for developers.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Who is it for?

  • Aspiring software engineers / developers
  • IT professionals
  • Aspiring games programmers / developer
  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Graduates

Course Outline:

This course consists of the following modules:

Part 1

  • Module 01: Introducing Adobe flex Builder ™ 3
  • Module 02: Getting started with flex builder 3
  • Module 03: Learning flex fundamentals
  • Module 04: Handling events
  • Module 05: Retrieving XML data Httpservice
  • Module 06: Using view states for application design
  • Module 07: Creating application Navigation
  • Module 08: Exchange data between components
  • Module 09: Looping through data using a Repeater
  • Module 10: Displaying data using the Dartagrid

Part 2

  • Module 01: Creating a stock photo application
  • Module 02:Extending flex components
  • Module 03: Draw Programmatically & Reduce app size
  • Module 04: Animating Components & state changes
  • Module 05: Implementing drag & drop Functionality
  • Module 06: Validating & Formatting data
  • Module 07: Manipulating complex client-side data
  • Module 08: Providing XML to controls with 4X
  • Module 09: Uploading files to a server
  • Module 10: Getting stared with Air
  • Module 11: Creating native Windows with Air
  • Module 12: Accessing the file system through Air

Course Duration:

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment: 

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Certification:

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Flex 3: Rich Internet & AIR Applications.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

Career Path:

Gain the relevant knowledge required on Adobe® Flex™ 3, which is a basic open source framework which is used in developing unique and content-rich internet applications. You will be taught how to create such applications from scratch using the Flex framework and also how to get the best out of the web and desktop applications. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to www.payscale.uk, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Software Engineer – £35,264 per annum
  • Software developer – £30,782 per annum
  • Games engineer- £50,375 per annum
  • Games developer – £27,000 per annum
  • Games programmer – £27,469 per annum
  • Software programmer – £30,278 per annum

Presenter Information:

James has been with Adobe (formerly Macromedia) for over seven years, on both the sales engineering and training teams, and has many years of experience working with Flex and building applications. He is currently building some exciting new applications using the Adobe AIR desktop platform. James has traveled extensively throughout the world promoting Adobe products and certifying Adobe instructors as well as speaking at conferences. He has written Object Oriented ActionScript 2.0 published by New Riders Press as well as the Flex 2: Training from the Source book. James has been an integral team member on many high profile Rich Internet Application consulting assignments.

James is actively involved in the Adobe worldwide instructor and developer community, and contributes to developer certification exams as well as organizing and speaking at user groups. James is passionate rich internet applications and the entire engagement platform and believes Adobe technology will change the world for the better.

 

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Course Curriculum

FREE INTRODUCTION
Flex 3: Rich Internet & AIR Applications FREE 00:00:00
Part 01
1: INTRODUCING ADOBE FLEX BUILDER™ 3
1. The Evolution of the Rich Internet Application 00:00:00
2. Introducing Adobe AIR™ 00:00:00
3. Creating & Running Applications with the Flex Product Line 00:00:00
4. Data Visualization Components 00:00:00
5. The Flash(R) Player, Flex Integration & Support 00:00:00
2: GETTING STARTED WITH FLEX BUILDER 3
1. Creating a Main Application Page 00:00:00
2. Reviewing the Application 00:00:00
3. Debugging & Using the Debugging Perspective 00:00:00
3: LEARNING FLEX FUNDAMENTALS
1. Creating a Simple Flex Application 00:00:00
2. Using Absolute Layouts 00:00:00
3. Exploring Other Layouts 00:00:00
4. Data Binding 00:00:00
5. Creating & Instantiating a Custom Component 00:00:00
6. Creating Properties & Methods in a Component 00:00:00
4: HANDLING EVENTS
1. Using Inline ActionScript 00:00:00
2. Using a Function for an Event Handler 00:00:00
3. Understanding the Event Object 00:00:00
4. Implementing an AddEventListener() Method 00:00:00
5. Storing ActionScript in an External File 00:00:00
5: RETRIEVING XML DATA WITH HTTPSERVICE
1. Retrieving Data at Runtime with HTTPService 00:00:00
2. Using a Result Event 00:00:00
3. Using a Fault Event 00:00:00
4. Making HTTP Requests to Di¬erent Domains 00:00:00
6: USING VIEW STATES FOR APPLICATION DESIGN
1. Creating Two States for the Contact Page 00:00:00
2. Switching States in the Contact Form 00:00:00
3. Implementing View States Using MXML 00:00:00
4. Using the SetEventHandler Tag 00:00:00
7: CREATING APPLICATION NAVIGATION
1. Using the ViewStack & TabBar Containers 00:00:00
2. Setting the CreationPolicy Property 00:00:00
3. Using the TabNavigator & Accordion Containers 00:00:00
4. Adding the ApplicationControlBar Container 00:00:00
8: EXCHANGE DATA BETWEEN COMPONENTS
1. Understanding Basics of Custom Events 00:00:00
2. Handling Custom Events 00:00:00
3. Assigning Properties to Custom Events 00:00:00
4. Reading & Using Properties of Custom Events 00:00:00
9: LOOPING THROUGH DATA USING A REPEATER
1. Dynamically Creating Components Using a Repeater 00:00:00
2. Using Data from the Repeater’s Event Object 00:00:00
3. Manipulating the Array of Components 00:00:00
10: DISPLAYING DATA USING THE DATAGRID
1. Specifying DataGrid Columns 00:00:00
2. Inserting & Formatting Text & Tabular Data 00:00:00
3. Using a Drop-in Item Editor 00:00:00
4. Using an Inline Item Editor 00:00:00
5. Using a Component Item Renderer 00:00:00
6. Displaying Data with a TileList & HorizontalList 00:00:00
7. Using a Change Event on the TileList 00:00:00
8. Final Comments & Credits 00:00:00
Part 02
1: CREATING A STOCK PHOTO APPLICATION
1. Intro to Building a Stock Photo Application 00:00:00
2. Retrieving Remote Data & Creating a Data Structure 00:00:00
3. Displaying Dynamic Images in the Gallery 00:00:00
4. Displaying the Clicked Image in the View State 00:00:00
5. Dispatching Photo Information for a Purchased Photo 00:00:00
6. Displaying Purchased Photos in the Shopping Cart 00:00:00
7. Implementing a TileList for the Tile/Repeater Combination 00:00:00
2: EXTENDING FLEX COMPONENTS 2:
1. Creating an Extended Component 00:00:00
2. Adding Custom Buttons to a Scroll Window Extended Panel 00:00:00
3. Positioning Custom Buttons in a Scroll Window 00:00:00
4. Optimizing an Application with Stylesheets 00:00:00
3: DRAW PROGRAMMATICALLY & REDUCE APP SIZE
1. Using Line Methods to Draw a Star 00:00:00
2. Drawing a Star in an ActionScript Class 00:00:00
3. Creating a Button Using a Button Skin 00:00:00
4: ANIMATING COMPONENTS & STATE CHANGES
1. Create a Popup Component with MXML Tags 00:00:00
2. Create a Popup Component Using ActionScript 00:00:00
3. Expand & Restore the Scroll Window Panel 00:00:00
4. Apply Transitions to View States 00:00:00
5. Detect Scroll Window Width after a State Change 00:00:00
6. Change Initial Size of Thumbnail Custom Component 00:00:00
7. Animate the Visibility & Layout of a Component 00:00:00
5: IMPLEMENTING DRAG & DROP FUNCTIONALITY
1. Enable Drag & Drop in a Drag-Enabled Component 00:00:00
2. Using the LabelField to Display Data in a List Component 00:00:00
3. Dragging an Image 00:00:00
4. Using Formats 00:00:00
5. Manipulating Data in Drag & Drop Operations 00:00:00
6: VALIDATING & FORMATTING DATA
1. Validating Numeric Input 00:00:00
2. Triggering Validation with ActionScript 00:00:00
3. Using Regular Expressions 00:00:00
4. Formatting Output 00:00:00
7: MANIPULATING COMPLEX CLIENT-SIDE DATA
1. Filtering Data 00:00:00
2. Creating a Sort Function 00:00:00
3. Using a Data Cursor 00:00:00
8: PROVIDING XML TO CONTROLS WITH E4X
1. Retrieving XML Data 00:00:00
2. Populating a Tree Control 00:00:00
3. Displaying a Selected Item in a Form 00:00:00
4. Adding Items to a Shopping Cart 00:00:00
5. Removing Items from & Clearing the Cart 00:00:00
9: UPLOADING FILES TO A SERVER
1. Intro to Uploading a File 00:00:00
2. Adding User-Friendly Messaging to the Upload Process 00:00:00
3. Uploading Multiple Files 00:00:00
10: GETTING STARTED WITH AIR
1. Viewing Examples of AIR Applications 00:00:00
2. Creating an AIR Application 00:00:00
3. Exporting & Installing an Application 00:00:00
4. Examining the AIR Package & Changing the Descriptor 00:00:00
11: CREATING NATIVE WINDOWS WITH AIR
1. Creating, Opening & Closing a Native Window 00:00:00
2. Controlling Window Chrome, Transparency & Full Screen Display 00:00:00
3. Controlling Window Behaviors When a Title Bar is Removed 00:00:00
4. Controlling Window Behavior through Event Listeners 00:00:00
12: ACCESSING THE FILE SYSTEM THROUGH AIR
1. Using the File Class 00:00:00
2. Using File System Browsing & Display Components 00:00:00
3. Final Comments & Credits 00:00:00

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