Saturday, April 28, 2007

Flex Lecture and Yahoo! Wikisearch

Here's what we've covered over the last 3 weeks.

Flex Lecture PPT

Yahoo! Wiki-search Widget

The flex code we did in class:

Google Employees Example (UI Components and XML data)
Dealing with external service
Mashup Paul and I made...code isn't so clean

To get started in Flex, I would reccomend using Flex Builder. You can get all the info here: Download Flex SDK, Builder, etc.... There's also some good tutorials here: Getting started with Flex

One cool website we showed you guys was ProgrammableWeb which lists API's and cool mashups that others have done.

If you want to know some good JavScript or Flex online resources and/or books, let me know, and I'll post some stuff I use.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Javascript Libraries Part 2

Sorry I didn't post this earlier but here it is. This is the second half of the lecture on Javascript libraries.

Lecture PPT

The libraries we covered today were:

Open Laszlo
Google Web Toolkit

The second two have extensive examples so I only did an example for Dojo:

Dojo Fisheye

Next few classes

4/11: This week, we're going to move into Flex.

4/18: Despite the fact that next week is right before carnival starts, we are still having class, and because we have a guest lecturer from Yahoo, we are counting next weeks class as 2 classes and hoping everyone comes. Also bring laptops so you can follow along.

4/25: After that, we'll move back into Flex.

5/2: Then, our last class, will be a wrap-up (we might also brush over security), where we present some of the projects that have been completed and announce the winner. We'll also have a pizza party for the class this day.