The Adobe Cookbooks application is your one-stop shop for finding and sharing community generated code samples. One of the great new features of the recently re-designed Cookbooks application is the recipe request feature. This allows users who cannot locate their desired code sample to put out a request for it to other community members. Additionally, fellow community members can vote for specific requests so that users can determine at a glance which requests are the most popular.
A list of recipe requests can be seen on the home page for each of the technologies that the Adobe Cookbooks support. Currently, the Flex Cookbook has the most unanswered recipe requests. You can also easily stay current on the queue of requests by subscribing to the uber RSS feed, or you can get notified of requests for specific technologies like Flex.
And while answering a recipe request won’t bring you fame and fortune, it will give you:
- The opportunity to have the request you addressed featured in the Adobe Developer Connection
- That warm fuzzy feeling you get from assisting your fellow developers
- The potential to have your recipe included in an upcoming version of the O’Reilly Flex Cookbook
- Visibility on adobe.com via the Adobe Cookbook recognition features for contributors
Also, for a limited time, every person who addresses a recipe request will be sent a free copy of the Getting Started with Flex 3 Pocket Guide. Just email Ed Sullivan with a link to the recipe request you plan on addressing and then after you publish it, just sit back and wait for your book to arrive!
So if you know how to create a simple shopping cart with Flex 3, what are you waiting for?!