This week's book giveaways are in the iOS and Features new in Java 8 forums. We're giving away four copies each of Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds and Core Java for the Impatient and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
I saw a flex web UI the other day and found it pretty cool. Anyone on the forum help me start in the right direction?
1) Is it possible to develop stand alone apps in FLEX or is it only web based? 2) From what I could gather from my preliminary google on FLEX I think there is lots of XML involved or rather MXML. Does the it also have the "class" or "object" concepts? 3) Whats the IDE which I should be using to start playing around with FLEX? 4) I found this site to be most informative in my google search. Anyone know any other sites worth looking into?
1) Sort of but the technology is called AIR. 2) Yes, everything you do in MXML you can do with ActionScript which is more or less an Object Oriented scripting language to generate Flash. 3) Well, there is Flex Builder but it is commercial. I just downloaded the Flex SDK and used the Flex Ant Tasks along with Eclipse and I'm solid. 4) I don't know of any better. You'll get the best live documentation on the official site. However, James Ward keeps a blog that is primarily about Flex and there are links to goodies off his site.