Flex from zero to hero



If you are tired of hearing of how Adobe Flex can be used to create MP3 players—and want instead to find out how you can use it to create powerful cross-platform applications—attend this live-coding talk and help build a *useful* application from scratch using Flex and AIR.


Adobe Flex is a powerful (and open-source) system for building cross-platform applications that is all too often underestimated.

If you are convinced that Flex is good just for building MP3 players and cutesy Flash-based web pages, this talk will (hopefully) convince you otherwise by teaching how Flex and AIR can be used to build useful applications quickly and efficiently.

During the presentation, Marco will live-code an application starting from scratch with your help—and end up with a complete program that, we assure you, will do anything but play MP3 files (unless you want it to, that is).

Speaking experience


  • Marco Tabini

    php|architect / Blue Parabola


    Marco Tabini is the co-founder of “php|architect”: http://phparch.com/ and CEO of “Blue Parabola, LLC”: http://blueparabola.com/, a consulting firm that specializes in PHP-related knowledge products.

    He is a frequent speakers at PHP conferences worldwide, including php|tek, the Dutch PHP Conference, Enterprise LAMP Camp and many more.

    The author of two books on computer programming and the long-running exit(0) column on php|architect, Marco also blogs regularly at “The Accidental Businessman”: http://blog.tabini.ca and is a frequent collaborator at “Macworld”: http://macworld.com/