Beginning Java and Flex: Migrating Java, Spring, Hibernate and Maven Developers to Adobe Flex

  • 4h 40m
  • Filippo di Pisa
  • Apress
  • 2009

Over the past few years, the now open source Adobe Flex Framework has been adopted by the Java community as the preferred framework for Java RIAs using Flash for the presentation layer. Flex helps Java developers to build and maintain expressive web/desktop applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and operating systems.

Beginning Java and Flex describes new, simpler, and faster ways to develop enterprise RIAs. This book is not only for Java or Flex developers, but also for all web developers who want to increase their productivity and the quality of their development.

The aim of the book is to teach the new frontier of web development using open source, agile, lightweight Java frameworks with Flex. Java lightweight framework programming helps Flex developers create dynamic-looking enterprise applications. Flex and Java are becoming very popular for both business and interactive applications.

What you'll learn

  • Discover what Adobe Flex is and how to use it in your Java development of the presentation tier or rich clients
  • Use Spring, Hibernate, and/or Maven with Flex
  • Use Flex and Java to create Rich Internet Applications and/or Clients
  • Create Flash-based/enabled business applications
  • Write more stable Java-based Flex applications and reusable code.
  • Create some Flash-based game applications

About the Author

Filippo di Pisa is a Java and ActionScript/Flex developer. He has been developing in different languages for more than 10 years, focusing on enterprise applications and games. Thanks to his strong passion for language programming and software engineering, he learned different high-productivity technologies like Java, Spring, Hibernate, Ageci Security, ActionScript, Flex, ColdFusion, Fusebox, JavaScript, Perl, and others. Because of his interest in game development, he trains daily using artificial intelligence, physics, mathematics, and 3D engines like Papervision. Filippo is also a fan of agile and XP development. In 1995, while he was working for his own company, he also managed a small web room to provide hosting and housing solutions, and he learned a lot about Linux distributions Debian and Red Hat, Windows NT, DNS servers, mail servers, and so on.

In this Book

  • Developing with Java and Flex
  • Presenting the Sample Application
  • Configuring Your Development Environment
  • Inversion of Control
  • Spring JDBC and Hibernate
  • Spring Security
  • Flex (The View Layer)
  • Working with Data in Flex
  • BlazeDS
  • Using Flex, Spring, and Hibernate Together