Developing Adobe Flex 3 Applications Online Training, 5 days, August 25-29, 2008


This is live instructor-led online class. Students can be located anywhere in the world as long as they are connected to the Internet. During the class, each registered student will be using a screen-sharing tool for visuals and a free phone line for audio (non US-based students will have to use Skype).  During the lecture part, students will watch the monitor of the instructor, and during the hands-on part instructor can quickly switch mode to see the screen of the student who needs help.  Students can also ask questions using online chat room (see sample screenshot of a training session).

Due to bandwidth restrictions, this class can not accommodate more than 9 students.

Dates/time:        August 25-29, 2008, 10AM – 5PM New York Time. The start time can be changed to make it more convinient based on the time zones of people registered to this course.
Instructor:  Yakov Fain

Yakov Fain is a managing principal of Farata Systems, consulting, training and product company. He has authored several Java books, dozens of technical articles. Last year he co-authored the book , "Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java: Secrets of the Masters".  Sun Microsystems has nominated and awarded Yakov with the title Java Champion. He leads the Princeton Java Users Group. Yakov teaches Java and Flex  part time at New York University.  He is an Adobe Certified Flex Instructor.


Each student has to purchase the book “Adobe Flex 3: Training from the Source ”. The online version of the book is also available at (paid or trial subscription is required).

To gain the most from this class, the student  should understand principles of object-oriented programming and be familiar with XML

Course Objectives

After taking this course attendees will be able to

Build Flex user interfaces using Eclipse-based Flex Builder IDE
Handle events and data structures
Use remote XML data with GUI controls
Create custom UI components
Use custom events
Use controls, DataGrids, and ItemRenderers with Data Sets
Build attractive site navigation into the application
Create interactive forms with data validation
Access server side objects and applications
Populate your Flex application at runtime with data from an external web services
Transmit data from your Flex application to a web service (including file uploads)Create a Flex application that dynamically interacts with XML, web services, and Java-based server-side systems
Apply design patterns while developing UI and server-side communications
Use SOAP Web Services with Flex
Understand LiveCycle Data Services
Process XML with E4X
Create Flex/Java applications with open source BlazeDS component


Course Outline

  1. Understanding Rich Internet Applications
  2. Getting Started with Flex Builder
  3. Laying Out the User Interface (containers, layouts,view states)
  4. Using UI Controls
  5. Handling Events and Data Structures
  6. Using Remote XML Data with Controls using HTTPServiceand data binding
  7. XML Processing with E4X
  8. Creating Custom Components with MXML
  9. Using Controls and Repeaters with Datasets
  10. Creating Loosely-Coupled Components Using Custom Events
  11. Creating Custom Components with ActionScript 3.0
  12. Using DataGrids and Item Renderers,
  13. Implementing Navigation (TabNavigator, View Stack)
  14. UsingFormatters and Validators
  15. Customizingthe Look and Feel of a Flex 3 Application
  16. CreatingModular Applications
  17. Introductionto LiveCycle Data Services
  18. Gettingdata from SOAP Web Services
  19. Flexremoting with Java
  20. Flex DataManagement Services
  21. Using BlaséDS for building CRUD applications

Cancellation policy

Cancellations requests made  prior to August 8,2008 will receive 100% refund. No refunds will be given after this date.

For additional information please email at

Name Sales End Price
Full tuition Ended $599

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