AGENDA: I was be one of the instructors on a vacation destination-based training in beautiful Maceió, Brasil. I’ll be teaching a session of “What’s New in Flex 4”. I had title it “Top 10 features”, but I think I’ll show much more than 10 things. I will cover why Flex is great, why Flex 4 is the greatest, what is new in Flex 4, Flash Builder 4, and more!
AUDIENCE: Advanced Flex 3 developers who want to learn the latest, Flash developers who are thinking to start Flexing, and Java developers who are curious about using the Flash Platform for application development.
TAKE-AWAY: Attendees are inspired and recharged!!! All source code and presentation materials will be given to attendees.
TOPICS: I have two amazing topics.
- “What’s New In Flex 4” aka “Why Should I Care About Flex?”
- Adobe Flex 4* is updated with tons of must-have new features! MXML & AS3 (Flash 10) are faster and more potent, the component architecture & skinning model is game-changing, the Flash Builder 4 IDE is easier and more powerful than ever, and more! For newbies, there has never been a better time to jump into Flex, and for veterans this training will expose just what you need to augment your tool set. This will be an adapted from my “Top 10 Flex 4 Features” presentation.
- “Creating Biological Life with Flex 4”
- I review a biological definition of life (7 qualifications such as ‘growth’, ‘metabolism’, & ‘reproduction’) and showcase a simulation of digital-amoebas that meet the criteria. The code will be available to attendees to contribute their own micro-life-forms to the project. The high-level concept is to compare bio-life to digital-life by analyzing the Object Oriented principles and AS3 concepts which power such creatures.
|*ATTENTION BRASILIAN COMPANIES*: I’d love to chat about opportunities with you during my time there. I may extend my trip to do some work in Brasil too. Please contact me if you are interested in some of my RMC Consulting Services or would be otherwise interested to meetup. I’m a native English speaker with intermediate Spanish, intermediate French, and unfortunately not much Portuguese (yet!).|