Fusion Authority Focuses on Adobe Flex and Rich Internet Applications

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At this year's Adobe MAX developer conference, House of Fusion released the latest issue of the Fusion Authority Quarterly Update (http://www.fusionauthority.com/quarterly/), its ColdFusion technical journal, and distributed 2000 copies of the journal to MAX attendees. This issue brings the foundations of Rich Internet Application development to the ColdFusion community, and interests the wider Adobe Flex audience as well, with sections on creating rich user interfaces, a step-by-step primer to Flex development, and an introduction to working with Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR).

At this year's Adobe MAX developer conference, House of Fusion released the latest issue of the Fusion Authority Quarterly Update (http://www.fusionauthority.com/quarterly/), its ColdFusion technical journal, and distributed 2000 copies of the journal to MAX attendees. This issue brings the foundations of Rich Internet Application development to the ColdFusion community, and interests the wider Adobe Flex audience as well, with sections on creating rich user interfaces, a step-by-step primer to Flex development, and an introduction to working with Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR).

The new issue continues the journal's tradition of having themed subsections with articles that work together to form a greater whole, creating one or more mini-books within the issue. "Our intention is to give every reader something they can enjoy, but to put together themes that will resonate after they've read the articles," said Judith Dinowitz, Fusion Authority's Editor-in-Chief. "We try to make each article extremely readable -- even, dare I say it -- fun! But at the same time, we want our readers to grow and learn when they've finished each issue. Our multi-themed structure lets us do both."

In this issue, Dinowitz said, the themes are great user interfaces, Flex development, and AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) development. Why these themes? All three are important areas of knowledge that programmers may be lacking, but filling the gaps in their knowledge can mean the difference between creating mediocre and outstanding applications. "The back-end code is important, but whether you use plain HTML, CSS, Ajax or Flex, an exciting user interface will take a tightly written back-end and make it sing to the user."

The new issue sports such articles as "You-I Design", with important user interface principles and techniques for cutting-edge interfaces; "Prototyping for Interface Driven Architecture", which touches on issues that may arise when taking a prototype to production; "Separating Layout from Logic", which details three techniques for creating modular code where format is separate from content; "An Introduction to Business Reporting and Printing within Flex"; "Building Flex Components for Reusability"; and many more.

By the time a reader finishes with the issue -- reading the articles, going through the code, and seeing the step-by-step creation of Flex and AIR applications -- he or she should find it much easier to create Rich Internet Applications.

For more information, or to subscribe to the Fusion Authority Quarterly Update, see http://www.fusionauthority.com/quarterly/.

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