Flex developers interested in new opportunities may want to look at the developer preview of Adobe Flash Builder for Force.com. Flash Builder for Force.com is a new development tool for building cloud-based, rich Internet applications (RIAs) that can be deployed in the browser through Adobe Flash Player or on the desktop leveraging Adobe AIR. In the tutorial series, Building a desktop application with Flash Builder for Force.com, Jeanette Stallons steps developers through the process of building an application from start to finish, covering salesforce.com, Stratus, Flex, and AIR fundamentals.
Also be sure to check out the newly released Day 4 of our popular video training, Flex 4 beta in a Week, to learn about extending events, accessing remote data, and creating a typed data model.
Apart from the data-centric capabilities, Flex 4 support, and other great features, Flash Builder 4 beta 2 introduces some new and updated features to improve developer productivity and make writing MXML and ActionScript code faster and easier. Read the article by Jason San Jose, Developer productivity improvements in Flash Builder 4 beta, to learn about the Call Hierarchy view, enhanced states syntax support, changes to code hints, and editor improvements.
Developers interested in sharing open standards and best practices for video player applications built on the Adobe Flash Platform may wish to check out the Open Source Media Framework and then follow R Blank’s tutorial presentations, Building video players in Flash with the OSMF, to get a feeling for how the OSMF helps standardize the way that media players—particularly video players—are built on the Flash Platform.