ActionScript Developer's Guide to Robotlegs
Building Flexible Rich Internet Applications
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: August 2011
Pages: 140

Robotlegs is a standout among the ActionScript 3 development frameworks available today. With it, Flash, Flex, and AIR developers can create well-architected, testable, and flexible Rich Internet Applications—fast. This concise guide shows you how the light footprint and focused scope of this open source framework not only solves your immediate coding problems, it helps you gain insight into AS3 architecture on a much deeper level.

The authors provide a walkthrough of specific features in two applications they've written in Robotlegs, complete with code for each application as a whole. You'll learn how to achieve a balance of flexibility and consistency in your own projects.

  • Solve 80% of your coding problems with 20% of the API
  • Gain code-base flexibility with automated Dependency Injection
  • Learn the anatomy of a Robotlegs application
  • Understand the relationships between models, services, control code, and views in the framework's MVCS architecture
  • See how the Robotlegs’ approach facilitates Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Pick up practical methods for architecting Robotlegs solutions
  • Get expert insights to power-up your existing Robotlegs code
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Clear, to the point.

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    Comments about O'Reilly Media ActionScript Developer's Guide to Robotlegs:

    At about 130 pages, I had read through the whole thing in a day before getting into the code. The explanations are straightforward and concise.

    I'm new to AS3 micro-architectures, so it was great to be able to pick up the basics of one like robotlegs so quickly thanks to this book.

    It has already changed my approach to app design. If like me you're not sure which framework/architecture to go for, you'd do far worse than pick up this book.

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    Simple and Clear. Just like Robotlegs.

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        Comments about O'Reilly Media ActionScript Developer's Guide to Robotlegs:

        I purchased this book yesterday, after eagerly awaiting its release.
        This book contains the clearest explanation of automated dependency injection that I have ever read. If you are like me, and have been struggling to learn DI principles and practices, this book will set you straight.
        The tone is delightfully lighthearted, with none of the preachiness so common to framework manuals.
        The authors, like the framework itself, are genuinely concerned with making sure you know that Robotlegs is more supportive than prescriptive. They also provide two great sample apps to explore; I learned a great deal in addition to the text just by reading the unit test code.

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