Announcing the "Alpha Book" version of Flexible Rails.
This is an in-progress, PDF-only book about using Rails 1.1 and Adobe
Flex 2 to build Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).
It is not an exhaustive Rails tutorial (AWDwR does that already) or a
Flex 2 reference manual (Adobe ships over 3000 pages of PDF reference
documentation with Flex 2).
Instead, it is (in the process of becoming) an extensive tutorial,
developed iteratively, on building a fairly interesting RIA using Flex
2 and Rails 1.1 together.
It is currently 214 pages, or 169 pages if you don't count the Preface
and the six Appendices full of installation instructions. I expect it
is between 20% and 40% of the final length of the book. There are
many revisions to come in the evenings and weekends over the months
ahead. That said, there is enough useful material and code in it that
I can sell it with the belief that readers will get their money's
Obviously, purchasers of any version (Alpha, Beta, Final) of this
first edition of this book are entitled to a free PDF copy of every
subsequent version of this first edition of this book.
For more information visit http://www.flexiblerails.com.