Hands-on: Best Practices Flash & Flex Development

As promised, here are the details for the Hands-on: Best Practices Flash and Flex Development course I will be teaching starting February 3rd-4th, 2005 in London, UK. This is the follow-up course to Hands-on: Introduction to ActionScript 2 course which I will be teaching in January.

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Attending MXDU? You can sign-up for a one-day workshop version of this course.

Course Summary

We have learned some important lessons in our industry. Here are three striking ones: Faced with these facts, it is imperative that you take every precaution to lower the risk of your development projects, lower the cost of maintaining and scaling your applications and facilitate efficient teamwork and communication among members of your development team. This is what best practices development methodologies and use of software design patterns allow you to do. Applying best practices to Flash and Flex development and using software design patterns in ActionScript 2 to build maintainable, scalable applications in a team environment is the topic of this course.

Hands-on: Best Practices Flash Development is aimed at developers, designers and programmers who have taken Hands-on: Introduction to ActionScript 2 and/or have an intermediate-level of knowledge of Flash (or Flex) and ActionScript 2 or another modern Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) language (such as C# or Java). Previous knowledge of design patterns is not required.

You will be taught by one of the leading Flash developers in the world. Aral Balkan is internationally recognized as an expert in Flash and ActionScript, regularly speaks at international events, is a published author in the field, and is as a Macromedia Certified Instructor. He is also the author the Ariaware RIA Platform (ARP), a best-practices pattern-based ActionScript 2 framework for Macromedia Flash and Flex.

The course covers forms-based development using lightweight, movie clip-based ArpForms, Flash MX 2004 Professional forms and MXML and Flex forms. You will see how simple ARP makes it to move between each of the above systems (including migrating from Flash to Flex.)

After taking this course, you will be able to architect Flash and Flex applications using best-practices methodologies and software design patterns. This means that you will lower the risk of development and create easy-to-modify/maintain (maintainable) and easy-to-grow/scale (scalable) applications and web sites.

To maintain an extremely high standard of instruction and ensure a level of personal attention that would otherwise not be possible, the class size will be limited to only six students.

Topics covered: The course price is £695 + VAT and the courses will be held at our venue by London Bridge.

Discounts and Promotions:

Note: You can combine the above promotions. So if you sign up as a group, for both classes, before January 14th, each attendee will get a £200 discount!

New - View the e-brochure: FlashPaper (591kb), PDF (836kb)

If you have questions or wish to sign up, please contact Ariaware Training at training@ariaware.com, call +44 (0) 870 7542240 or fax +44 (0) 870 7517482. ________

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