We are proud to announce that DevelopmentArc is introducing a new training program focusing on Flex 4 development. Each training session will be a live seminar hosted online using Adobe Connect. We will offer our seminars multiple times each month, hopefully providing a good window for anyone who is interested. Our sessions also include unique training materials that are provided to you after each session. These materials include the source code we demonstrate with, a PDF copy of the slides and any custom training material we are creating for each series.
For our first series we are offering a four hour seminar focusing on developing custom Flex components and item renderers using the new Flex 4 Spark architecture. There has been a lot of minor and major changes to how Flex 4 content is created, which is going to change how you approach application development using Flex. Our goal with this series is to examine and explain these changes, look at new best practices to leverage these features and show you how to create content using the new principles that we are demonstrating.
This first seminar is based on our own development experiences while creating Adobe's WorkflowLab which uses Flex 4 and AIR 2. We have also been doing extensive research around the changes to the Flex 4 component lifecycle. Our initial research has been presented at multiple conferences such as 360|Flex (San Jose), Flash And the City (NYC), Designer Developer Workflow Conference (Kansas City) and will be featured at Flash in the Can (San Francisco) and Adobe MAX 2010 (Los Angeles). Our conference series are usually limited to only an hour and this seminar will be the first time that allows us to provide a truly in-depth look at the results from our research.
At the end of the session you will get access to a new 60 page mini-book that covers all the principles and examples that we discuss in the seminar. This mini-book includes a large section that is a Flex 4 update to our popular "Understanding the Adobe Flex® 3 Component and Framework Lifecycle" whitepaper. We have been getting a lot of requests for how Flex 4 has changed this process and by attending this session you will get a first hand look at this new information.
Each seminar has a limited number of spots, to enable everyone time for more questions and answers. So make sure to sign up as soon as possible to guarantee a spot in the session time that works best for you. If you have a larger team, are interested in onsite training or more focused training in a specific area, let us know because we are more then willing to work with you and your team. Hopefully, you will be able to join us and we look forward to this and multiple other series as time goes on!