Getting Started with Apache Flex Training Course

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14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • Programming experience in ActiveScript or Javascript
  • Basic knowledge of web development frameworks


Apache Flex is a free, open source framework for building interactive web applications that work across different operating systems, devices, and browsers. In this course, participants will learn how to get started with Apache Flex by building a real-world web application.


  • Web developers / web programmers
  • Designers wishing to become programmers

Format of the course

  • Course will be hands-on and tasked-based

Course Outline


  • Flex SDK, Flex Builder and Flex Data Services
  • The MVC framework in Flex
  • Introduction to MXML and Action script

Creating your first a User Interface (UI)

  • Setting up your IDE for productivity
  • Adding controls and containers
  • Using styles and themes to define your visual design

Handling events in Flex

  • Understanding event flow
  • Event handlers and classes

Programming with ActionScript

  • Object Oriented Programming with ActionScript
  • Defining and extending classes

Defining and connecting to data services

  • Sending and retrieving data to and from remote sources
  • Validating data

Integrating with server backends

  • Java™, Spring, Hibernate, PHP, Ruby, .NET, Adobe ColdFusion, SAP
  • Using REST, SOAP, JSON, JMS, and AMF

Testing your application

  • Working with the automation testing framework

Compiling your application

  • Compiling MXML (layout) with ActionScript files to output your SWF application

Publishing your application

  • Taking your application to the desktop with Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR)

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