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Flex 3 Rich Internet AIR Applications

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Flex 3 Rich Internet AIR Applications

Course Description:

Flex 3 is a much loved cross platform, open source framework for creating rich Internet applications and Adobe AIR™ applications. This fantastic Flex 3 course covers a whole host of useful topics, and 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. For any developer hoping to fine-tune and enhance their skills, this course is a must, and it will provide you with the knowledge and skill to gain high level employment within this field.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

  • Learn how to effectively architect applications that follow best practices to produce maintainable, re-useable software.
  • Discover how to easily connect your Flex and AIR applications to server side data sources as well as how to manage data effectively on the client following best practices.
  • Understand how to make the most of and extend the Flex component framework using your knowledge of the Flex class hierarchy.
  • Find out how to draw using ActionScript 3 and how to apply this program to customize your components using CSS.
  • Learn how to create native application windows, plus uncover how to access the file system in AIR applications and how to upload a file from a rich internet application.

Meet the instructor:

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 travelled 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.

Course outline:

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 with 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 010: Displaying Data Using the Datagrid

Part 2

  • Module 11: Creating a Stock Photo Application
  • Module 12: Extending Flex Components
  • Module 13: Draw Programmatically & Reduce App Size
  • Module 14: Animating Components & State Changes
  • Module 15: Implementing Drag & Drop Functionality
  • Module 16: Validating & Formatting Data
  • Module 17: Manipulating Complex Client-Side Data
  • Module 18: Providing Xml to Controls with E4x
  • Module 19: Uploading Files to a Server
  • Module 20: Getting Started With Air
  • Module 21: Creating Native Windows with Air
  • Module 22: Accessing the File System through Air

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Flex 3: Rich Internet & AIR Applications certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

What careers can I get with this qualification?

This Flex 3: Rich Internet & AIR Applications course will qualify you to be a Software Engineer. The average salary of a Software Engineer in the UK is £34,337, and this will increase with experience. Upon successfully completing this course you could go on to become any of the following:

  • Software engineering
  • Software development
  • Games engineering
  • Games development
  • Games programming
  • Software programming
  • Web developer

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 98
Section 1
1: Introducing Adobe Flex Builder™ 3
1. The Evolution of the Rich Internet Application
2. Introducing Adobe AIR™
3. Creating & Running Applications with the Flex Product Line
4. Data Visualization Components
5. The Flash(R) Player, Flex Integration & Support
2: Getting Started With Flex Builder 3
1. Creating a Main Application Page
2. Reviewing the Application
3. Debugging & Using the Debugging Perspective
3: Learning Flex Fundamentals
1. Creating a Simple Flex Application
2. Using Absolute Layouts
3. Exploring Other Layouts
4. Data Binding
5. Creating & Instantiating a Custom Component
6. Creating Properties & Methods in a Component
4: Handling Events
1. Using Inline ActionScript
2. Using a Function for an Event Handler
3. Understanding the Event Object
4. Implementing an AddEventListener() Method
5. Storing ActionScript in an External File
5: Retrieving Xml Data With Httpservice
1. Retrieving Data at Runtime with HTTPService
2. Using a Result Event
3. Using a Fault Event
4. Making HTTP Requests to Di¬erent Domains
6: Using View States For Application Design
1. Creating Two States for the Contact Page
2. Switching States in the Contact Form
3. Implementing View States Using MXML
4. Using the SetEventHandler Tag
7: Creating Application Navigation
1. Using the ViewStack & TabBar Containers
2. Setting the CreationPolicy Property
3. Using the TabNavigator & Accordion Containers
4. Adding the ApplicationControlBar Container
8: Exchange Data Between Components
1. Understanding Basics of Custom Events
2. Handling Custom Events
3. Assigning Properties to Custom Events
4. Reading & Using Properties of Custom Events
9: Looping Through Data Using A Repeater
1. Dynamically Creating Components Using a Repeater
2. Using Data from the Repeater’s Event Object
3. Manipulating the Array of Components
10: Displaying Data Using The Datagrid
1. Specifying DataGrid Columns
2. Formatting Data in DataGrid Columns
3. Using a Drop-in Item Editor
4. Using an Inline Item Editor
5. Using a Component Item Renderer
6. Displaying Data with a TileList & HorizontalList
7. Using a Change Event on the TileList
8. Final Comments & Credits
Section 2
11: Creating a Stock Photo Application
1. Intro to Building a Stock Photo Application
2. Retrieving Remote Data & Creating a Data Structure
3. Displaying Dynamic Images in the Gallery
4. Displaying the Clicked Image in the View State
5. Dispatching Photo Information for a Purchased Photo
6. Displaying Purchased Photos in the Shopping Cart
7. Implementing a TileList for the Tile/Repeater Combination
12: Extending Flex Components
1. Creating an Extended Component
2. Adding Custom Buttons to a Scroll Window Extended Panel
3. Positioning Custom Buttons in a Scroll Window
4. Optimizing an Application with Stylesheets
13: Draw Programmatically & Reduce App Size
1. Using Line Methods to Draw a Star
2. Drawing a Star in an ActionScript Class
3. Creating a Button Using a Button Skin
14: Animating Components & State Changes
1. Create a Popup Component with MXML Tags
2. Create a Popup Component Using ActionScript
3. Expand & Restore the Scroll Window Panel
4. Apply Transitions to View States
5. Detect Scroll Window Width after a State Change
6. Change Initial Size of Thumbnail Custom Component
7. Animate the Visibility & Layout of a Component
15: Implementing Drag & Drop Functionality
1. Enable Drag & Drop in a Drag-Enabled Component
2. Using the LabelField to Display Data in a List Component
3. Dragging an Image
4. Using Formats
5. Manipulating Data in Drag & Drop Operations
16: Validating & Formatting Data
1. Validating Numeric Input
2. Triggering Validation with ActionScript
3. Using Regular Expressions
4. Formatting Output
17: Manipulating Complex Client-side Data
1. Filtering Data
2. Creating a Sort Function
3. Using a Data Cursor
18: Providing Xml To Controls With E4x
1. Retrieving XML Data
2. Populating a Tree Control
3. Displaying a Selected Item in a Form
4. Adding Items to a Shopping Cart
5. Removing Items from & Clearing the Cart
19: Uploading Files To a Server
1. Intro to Uploading a File
2. Adding User-Friendly Messaging to the Upload Process
3. Uploading Multiple Files
20: Getting Started With Air
1. Viewing Examples of AIR Applications
2. Creating an AIR Application
3. Exporting & Installing an Application
4. Examining the AIR Package & Changing the Descriptor
21: Creating Native Windows With Air
1. Creating, Opening & Closing a Native Window
2. Controlling Window Chrome, Transparency & Full Screen Display
3. Controlling Window Behaviors When a Title Bar is Removed
4. Controlling Window Behavior through Event Listeners
22: Accessing The File System Through Air
1. Using the File Class
2. Using File System Browsing & Display Components
3. Final Comments & Credits
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