Flex on Rails: Building Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex 3 and Rails 2
Book Review Team
Joined: Feb 15, 2002
Author/s : Tony Hillerson, Daniel Wanja
Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
Category :Other Review by : Balaji D Loganathan
Rating : 9 horseshoes
If you know Rails and Flex, and if you are desperately looking for a book that can guide you to Integrate Flex and Rails, then this is the book to buy.
Firstly, I would like to appreciate the authors for the sample code published in GitHub. They are ready to serve and very well organized.
It has a right combination of addressing Flex and Rails. This book can sure help you to build enterprise level Flex based application with Rails backend.
Got lots of tips, collections and recipes that you may not find easily in Internet.
Chapter 8 is very useful in getting an overview of Cairngorm and PureMVC, and the sample codes were also driven with it.
Has a detailed Chapter on Testing using Fluint, something that is important for developers who loves TDD/Agile.
One thing I very much liked the quality of the sample codes, it address common use-case, well structured. Best of all, the authors updates the code at their blog http://blog.flexonrails.com/
While the first part of the book gives conceptual details & foundations, the second part of the book gives useful recipes. Especially Authenticating, server push with Juggernaut, File Upload and so on.