A new project I’m working on favors Flex over AJAX and other web technologies. So what is a PHP developer to do? Well, its time we take a step away from the comfort of PHP, and try something different. Luckily, my project manager got me started with the krait snake book, Flex 3 by Oreilly, and there are tons of docs online. However, I’ve also found an article written for stingy PHP developers, in contrast to most Flex articles which are written for people familiar with Flash or previous versions of Flex.
This article introduces you to Flex through basic examples and comparisons with HTML and PHP that you are already familiar with. Each section includes a stand-alone, working example that you can review. I’ll begin with the basics like layout and then move on to more advanced topics such as form submission. The goal of this guide is to show you how easy it is to get started using Flex to build Rich Internet Applications.
The full article can be found here. Although the article won’t teach you to program Flex from scratch, it will definitely help an experienced web developer migrate over to a new platform.