With the emergence of web as the most powerful way of communication and sharing information, rich media has taken an important role. Developing and creating powerful applications is becoming difficult and very challenging. The needs of users change everyday and there are many ready to offer a lot for quite less. In such a scenarios, developers specially freelancers like myself need to constantly upgrade one’s skill to be ahead in the game.
Today many technologies have emerged that help one develop rich media application that just don’t look great but provide excellent user-experience. One technology growing in delivering this very challenge is Adobe Flex. Flex is an open source framework developed by Adobe to help developers create flash based application which run on any of the popular backend languages. It’s a smart way of creating application with both a stunning interface and powerful functionality. Earlier I had written a post from where you can download Adobe tools for free.
To promote Flex among developers and also get Adobe’s paid product “Flash Builder4” an uplift, Adobe has come up with a free 7-day online training course that will teach a developer the basics of application development on FLEX. Anyone can download the required application i.e. “Flash Builder 4” as a 60-day trial and try their hands on it. Though its clear that this is an attempt to promote their products and make more people FLEX-literate thus increasing their product sales, freelancers & developers are at gain. It’s always a good idea to upgrade ones knowledge across various various areas and have more skills to offer to your clients. The driving point for me is that I get to combine exceptional front-end & back-end to develop some applications I have in mind.
Someone has rightly said – “Learning should never stop”, so go ahead…click here for the ‘Learn FLEX in a week’ videos’. What more, ou can download all of them and watch online at leisure.