Flex4/FlashBuilder4/Flash Catalyst Links

It’s been a busy day. I’ve twittered/re-tweeted a bunch of these links, but thought I’d do a quick blog entry concerning some links that I think may be important for folks taking a look at the new goodness released today on Adobe Labs. Most likely some of these links repeat the same content, but I hope folks find it helpful.

  • First off, check out this video by Tim Buntel: Flash Builder 4 (is it FlashBuilder or Flash Builder?) beta 4 for ColdFusion developers. It is a 12 minute video that you can easily watch during your lunch hour covering stuff specifically for ColdFusion developers.
  • This next article, Network Monitor in Flash Builder 4 covers the... wait for it... I'm about to say it... the Network Monitor. Ok, sorry for the silliness. This is, without a doubt, one of the cooler parts of Flash Builder 4. It totally removes the need for tools like ServiceCapture or Charles.
  • If you are like me, you may be a bit overwhelmed by the changes in Flex 4. This article: Differences between Flex 3 SDK and Flex 4 SDK beta can help you digest some of what has changed. Personally I'm finding the namespace changes to be quite significant. I'm going to have to digest this a bit before I really get it.
  • This is probably a bit of a repeat, but there is a Dev Center at Adobe just on ColdFusion and Flex: Learn Flex and ColdFusion
  • Check out these tutorials from Adobe Labs.
  • Lynda.com, AKA the people who turned me down (not that I'm bitter, really!) announced free video tutorials on Flash Catalyst. More information may be found here: http://www.lynda.com/flashcatalyst
  • Next - while this isn't a "Learning" type link, I wanted to share it. Ted Patrick is looking for community involvement in creating Catalyst skins. I sent him one, but I think it melted his computer. (Keep me away from design toools!) More information on his blog post: Where community and Catalyst meet

That’s it for now. My plans are to review the changes in Flex 4 and hopefully write up a more detailed blog post. As I said, it is a bit overwhelming. But folks - now is the time. The Flex/Flash platform looks incredible now. If you are one of those ColdFusion folks who haven’t taken the chance to learn Flex, now is the time. Do it. And if I can help in any way, let me know.

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