From Farata Systems blog
The book "RIA development with Adobe Flex and Java" is written. Check out the
book site. Do you know why we are smiling? Because the writing is over! It
took us longer than planned because we had to work for a living, and the time
for writing this book was just stolen from our families and our sleep.
The book is about 650 pages, and here's the brief TOC:
Foreword by Bruce Eckel
Foreword by Matt Chotin
Chapter 1. Architecture of RIA
Chapter 2. Introduction to Flex Framework
Chapter 3. Flex Builder Development Environment
Chapter 4. Learning Flex Through Applications
Chapter 5. A Complete Application with RPC Communications
Chapter 6. End-to-End Rapid Application Development
Chapter 7. How to write your own data services
Chapter 8. Enhancing and Extending Flex Controls
Chapter 9. Trees with Dynamic Data Population
Chapter 10. Working with Large Applicatio... (more)
Yakov Fain's JDJ Blog: On Importance of Book Titles
How do I make a decision to purchase a book?
1. If I know the keywords (Java, .Net, SQL), I search online, read the book
description, 3-4 reviews and click that button.
2. I go to my local Barnes & Noble bookstore and pick up some books from the
shelves. I pick the books either from a well known publisher/series, or the
ones with intriguing title. I may not purchase them eventually, but at least
they have a chance.
Yesterday I went to B&N and after my usual scan of the Java section, I
noticed a small red book on the top shelf ... (more)
We’ve uploaded the beta version of our first Facebook application
called Food Dial. FoodDial is not just a book of recipes. Here’s the
big idea – you came back home, tired and hungry. Start the Food Dial
application and open the fridge…Here’s the red pepper. Turn
the dial with food categories (we assume that you know that red pepper
belongs to veggies). Drag it inside the dial (a.k.a. table), and you’ll
see all recipes that include red pepper as ingredient of a recipe. Keep
going…Found an onion? Drag it in. Now, the recipe list shows o... (more)
Three years ago I've suggested a light architecture for Web/J2EE applications
that was based on a Servlet container with transaction processing, Message
Oriented Middleware, and a DBMS: http://java.sys-con.com/node/204697 . This
piece was a part of an old and semi-serious Gas Station series published at
Java Developer's Journal.
Even though during the last three years I was predominantly involved with the
client side part, I've been watching closely what's happening in the Java EE
Today, I was discussing an architecture of a new Flex/Java application with
my colleag... (more)
Community Keynote at #360flex is about to start to the sounds of beat
sequences. Why hire a DJ if Sean Moore, a remote Flex developer can call in
via Skype from Colorado with video camera on and start spinning his disks?
Tom is projecting the video on three large screens and the music goes through
Great job, @seantheflexguy! If we had more female Flex developers there, all
365 attendees would be dancing. How about introducing discount for girls at
the next #360flex?
During the first part of this keynote the audience thanks speakers,
volunteers, sponsors, and John&... (more)