Today I cashed in the free training I won from Adobe. In april I visited the J-Spring conference in the Netherlands and as usual dropped my businesscard in any box that had some description with the word ‘win’ in it. Although I had never won anything with this before, this year I won two Flex training sessions.
So here I am, sitting in a nice room at Prisma-IT, working on some nifty Flex application. The course is lead by Mark van Hedel, an Adobe Certified Instructor at Prisma-IT and he is giving us a Jumpstart to Adobe Flex 3.
And a jumpstart is exactly what it is. The course started with a very quick overview of the history of Flex. How we’ve come from mainframes, to client-server applications, to web-applications, to rich internet applications. Subsequently, Mark showed us the basic setup of any Flex application and let us dive into the labs.
I have seen and heard a lot of things here today that I have ran into while hacking around in Flex without guidance. Today’s training has really helped me understand Flex better. I wholeheartedly recommend the course to anyone who is currently working with some object oriented language and wants to get his hands dirty trying out the frikkin best framework for Rich Internet Applications.
I’ll share some of the handy URLs that Mark shared with us:
- www.flugr.nl – Flex Usergroup Netherlands
- www.flugr.org – Flex Usergroup Forum (English)
- flex.org – Flex Community
- flexpair.org – Mark van Hedel’s website
- asunit.org – AsUnit website (ActionScript Unit Testing)