In my session, “Rage Against the Framework”, I basically dumped all the tips and tricks and learning I’ve been doing over the past year of Flex 4 work. It’s been, at times, frustrating and slow. But there have also been moments of “Wow, I didn’t realize you could to THAT with Flex!”
We discussed the typical promises the Flex Framework makes to draw us in, such as data binding, components, and skins. While this gets us the majority of the way to where we want to be, we often encounter frustrating hurdles when trying to implement engaging user experiences.
Flex also provides States, State Transitions, and Layouts that, when properly understood and implemented, can help alleviate that frustration and do some really cool things.
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This summer we had a fantastic Designer/Developer Workflow Conference (D2WC) run by Dee Sadler. I love the mix of visual creatives and code slingers all putting their minds together to learn from each other and discover better ways to work together towards amazing results. It’s great to dive deep into our own core disciplines, but we cannot neglect our teammates and understanding what it takes to work together.
Anyone who’s played an organized sport knows on some level that you need to know something about all of the positions in order to play your position well.
Here are the slides from my presentation, “Practical IxD for Developers”. It’s full of great quotes and references to books that I highly recommend. They are also listed on my bookshelf.
And the code demo from the end of the presentation is below showing basic data binding and how to manage transitions via custom Layouts.
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