After the public alpha was released on Monday on labs, there has been a lot of interest in using Apollo together with the Flex Data Services. The combination of Apollo and FDS allows you, for example, to easily push data to Apollo applications, or to seamlessly integrate Apollo applications with Java back-ends using Remoting or [...]
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If you hadn’t heard about it, the Tour of California ended on Sunday. To allow cycling enthusiasts around the world to follow the race in real time, the Experience Design (XD) team at Adobe built the “Tour Tracker”, an inspiring application built with Flex (in four weeks) and combining live video streaming, real time GPS [...]
I will be delivering a Flex presentation called “Sexy Web Apps with Java, Mozilla Tamarin, and Flex” at the Seattle Java Users Group on Tuesday January 16th at 6:45pm.
As part of the Flex Test Drive Server, I wrote a new Flex Data Management Services tutorial. The tutorial takes you through the full FDMS application development life cycle: Java assembler, destination, and client application. Additional topics include:
I have been working on a Tomcat-based “Flex Test Drive Server”. The Test Drive Server is a minimal and ready-to-use version of Tomcat (currently version 5.5.20) in which the Flex Data Services (version 2.0.1) WAR file has already been deployed and configured along with a variety of tutorials and sample applications. It allows you to [...]
I will be delivering a two-hour Flex presentation called “Rich Internet Applications with Flex and Ajax” at the New England Java Users Group tomorrow Thursday November 16th at 6:00pm. The meeting is open to everybody, so feel free to stop by if you are in the Boston area. The agenda is posted here You can [...]
I will in Europe next week presenting an in depth Flex session at three developer seminars in Paris, Brussels, and Noordwijk. These events are organized by the local Adobe offices. You can still register! Here is the information:
One question that developers often ask when they see Flex for the first time is: “how do I write a database application?” The answer to this question is typically: You use an HTTPService, WebService, or RemoteObject to connect to a server-side component that provides an API to manipulate your data. This approach provides infinite possibilities, [...]
I presented a session called “Building Collaborative Applications with Flex Data Services and Flash Media Server” at MAX (the Adobe developer conference) last week. Beyond the basics of the Flex pub/sub messaging infrastructure, the session provided techniques to build real life collaborative applications. I started with a simple chatroom, and then incrementally added features to end up with an IM client supporting presence and videoconferencing.
Many people have asked me to make my code available. So here it is. If you didn’t attend MAX, I added a brief description for each version of the application.
Many people in the Java community have recently been asking how to use Flex with the Spring framework, and more specifically, how to remotely invoke Spring beans methods from Flex applications. Spring is one of the most popular Java frameworks. It is based on a lightweight component container that implements the Inversion of Control (IoC) [...]