A number of you asked me for the beta 3 version of Salesbuilder. So here it is. I also took the opportunity to clean up the code, and improve a few things. The application is now using synchronous access to the local SQLite database (as opposed to the asynchronous data access strategy of the previous version). I also introduced a simple Data Access Object (DAO) abstraction (see the BaseDAO.as class) to make the DAOs a lot easier to write, read, and maintain. This is a nice improvement compared to the very verbose DAOs used in the previous version. I might move to the annotation-based ORM approach introduced here in a future version. Finally, the “lazy loading” strategy has been improved as well and does a better job at retrieving data as needed by the application.
Salesbuilder is a Sales Force Automation application written in Flex and deployed on the AIR runtime. It demonstrates local persistence using the embedded SQLite database, data synchronization, native drag-and-drop, and other features such as direct chart manipulation.
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- Click here to download the source code.
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