Mark Anders is Senior Principal Scientist at Adobe Systems where he is focused on making Flash a great platform for building the next generation of rich internet applications. Prior to Adobe's acquisition of Macromedia, Mark started and led the Flex Builder Team with Sho Kuwamoto as Vice President of Engineering.
Mark has devoted his career to helping developers realize their vision. He is best known for his work at Microsoft, where, during his decade long career, he led the creation of ASP.NET from its inception in 1998 until 2003.
Mark has presented at numerous conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia including MAX, the Microsoft Professional Development Conference, and TechEd, Intel Developer Forum, ASP.NET Connections, VSLive and others.
Create Unique User Experiences With Custom Flex Components
One of the key things that makes Flex such a productive environment for building rich internet applications is its extensive set of reusable components. These can be customized in a variety of ways to achieve the look and feel you want for your application. However, sometimes you want to go beyond what these offer to create something truly unique.
This talk will take you through the process of building a graphically rich component based on the Cover Flow feature of ITunes 7. Along the way, we'll look at important features of the Flex component architecture and how you can leverage them when building your own components. It's easier than you might think!