Today we shipped Flex 4 and Flash Builder 4. This is a significant release with lots of new features and we are all proud of it. I’d like to take a minute to help you get started with the documentation and other learning resources.
You should start by reading the introductions from our Product Managers:
Also, if you are a Flex 3 customer, you should read Joan Lafferty’s Differences between Flex 3 SDK and Flex 4 SDK article.
We’ve provided a rich set of content for Flex 4 and Flash Builder 4:
- Using Adobe Flex 4 (PDF) – Flex SDK and Framework usage content. This book combines the Flex Developer’s Guide, Creating and Extending Flex Components, and Building and Deploying Flex Applications.
- Using Adobe Flash Builder 4 ((PDF)) – Flash Builder usage content
- Adobe Flex 4 Tutorials (PDF) – Tutorials to help you get started with Flash Builder 4 data-centric development features.
- Accessing Data with Flex (PDF)- Usage content for data access in Flex. Includes information on new Flash Builder data service features.
- Adobe Flex 4 Features and Migration (PDF-only)
- ActionScript 3.0 Reference for the Adobe Flash Platform (formerly Flex 4 ActionScript Language Reference) – This consolidated site contains API reference documentation for all Adobe products that use ActionScript. The Platform Reference is one of the most exciting changes in Flex 4 and other upcoming Adobe releases; stay tuned for more posts and articles to help you make the most of it.
And lightning will strike me down if it I don’t acknowledge and thank the Flex and Flash Builder Learning Resources team: Pam Araki, Janice Campbell, Linda Adler, Matt Horn, Shimi Rahim, Stephen Gilson, Vince Genovese, and Erich Champion. I also need to thank Akshay Madan, Mark Nichoson, Laura Kersell, Helen Whelan, JuLee Burdekin, Puny Sen, Debbie Chu, and Tanya Knoop for all the work they put into the Adobe Community Help client and the Platform Language Reference.
Stay tuned to this blog as the members of my team post tips and tricks to help you get started.