Book Review: Flex on Rails by Tony & Daniel

Balaji D Loganathan

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Book Name: Flex on Rails: Building Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex 3 and Rails 2 (Developer’s Library)
Authors: By Tony Hillerson, Daniel Wanja
Link: Amazon link
Table of contents: See Sample Content
Published on: 2009
If you know Rails and Flex, and if you are desperately looking for a book that can guide you to Integrate Flex and Rails, then this is the book to buy.
Flex on Rails
I was actually waiting to read the book Enterprise Flexible Rails, but as you can see, the book will not be published.
A colleague of us came across the link and immediately we bought the book from the local store for our company.

  • Firstly, I would like to appreciate the authors for the sample code published in GitHub. They are ready to serve and very well organized.
  • It has a right combination of addressing Flex and Rails. This book can sure help you to build enterprise level Flex based application with Rails backend.
  • Got lots of tips, collections and receipes that you may not find easily in Internet
  • Chapter 8 is very useful in getting an overview of Cairngorm and PureMVC, and the sample codes were also driven with it.
  • Has a detailed Chapter on Testing using Fluint, something that is important for developers who loves TDD/Agile
  • One thing I very much liked the quality of the sample codes, it address common use-case, well structured. Best of all, the authors updates the code at their blog
  • While the first part of the book gives conceptual details & foundations, the second part of the book gives useful recipes. Especially Authenticating, server push with Juggernaut, File Upload and so on.
  • Finally, its worth buying.
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