Best Video Tutorials for Learning Adobe Flex

 

Many people have asked me this question – what is the best way to learn Adobe Flex in shortest time? Based on my own experience and feedback from my coworkers, the answer is: Watching Flex Video Tutorials.

Instead of spending a month on digesting a heavy Flex programming book with 500+ pages, you might get a better understanding through a good video course in a couple of hours.

Here are some places I highly recommend you to start with:

  • Adobe Developer Connection: Flex Video Training
    The official Flex training video from Adobe. It contains 26 videos that cover important topics such as: Flex Basics, Component Development, Backend Integration, Visual Effect, and System Architecture. The best part is, Adobe puts those courses into 5 days learning schedule (2 hours per day). So you can quickly grab the essential Flex skills in a week.
  • Flex 4 Beta in a Week
    Want to get ahead of the game? Then this is the one you really can not miss. Although Adobe has not released Flex 4 yet, it already provides this fantastic video training online. By downloading a Flash Builder and following all the exercises, you will soon become a Flex 4 expert in many people’s eyes.
  • Flex 4 SDK and Flash Builder 4 Beta Preview
    This is a 1 hour 41 minutes video tutorial provided by the top online training company – lynda.com. In the course, the Adobe Certified Instructor David Gassner will give you a quick tour of Flash Builder 4 and how to use new Flex 4 features (e.g. Spark text control).
  • Flex 3 Beyond the Basics
    This an intermediate level Flex video training also from lynda.com. You will get to know many advanced skills such as Cooperating Flash with Flex, Customizing Component Skins, Building Animations, and Using Flex in ASP.NET or PHP.

One thing I want to point out is: you do need to pay a fee ($25/Month) to watch those trainings from lynda.com. However,  it provides you unlimited access to over 700 video courses such as Flash, Java, AJAX, Ruby on Rail… It is truly a great online training library for all programmers and designers.

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About Bryan
Bryan Li has more than 10 years business consulting and project development experience with major corporate clients including Sony, Bank of Montreal, Bruce Power, etc. As a fan and advocate for RIA(Rich Internet Application) technologies, Bryan helps companies and developers learn, design, and build richer applications using Adobe Flex.

5 Comments on Best Video Tutorials for Learning Adobe Flex

  1. Another one for the list…

    Bruce Eckel and I have recently published screencasts for each chapter of our “First Steps in Flex” book:
    http://www.firststepsinflex.com/

    -James

  2. Thanks for the information shared here. that was an interesting and informative. I had a good experience by participating in the Adobe DevSummit in 2009 and looking forward to attend Adobe Flash Platform Summit 2010 as well. AFPS 2010 is the single largest Flash Platform conference in India which features topics like Flash, Flex, Flash Platform, AIR 2.5, Andriod, RIA, LiveCycles, PHP and more. I found the information about the conference from adobesummit.com

  3. Thanks for providing required information.Its a
    really very goos stuff which will be helpful who are looking for flex developer.within a short span of time we will grab knowledge.

  4. luomeijun // March 17, 2011 at 3:45 am //

    i come from China and now i begin study
    flex,but i find the there is no information about flex,but there is a lot of in English,my english is soso ,so…..

  5. Naresh kumar // May 17, 2011 at 7:11 am //

    Thanks for the amazing video resource.

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