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Flex / Spring Mobile Test Drive: Learn the Best Way to Build Java-Backed iOS, Android and PlayBook Apps

Flex is a powerful application framework for building first-class mobile applications for iOS, Android, and the BlackBerry PlayBook using a single programming model, a single tool, and a single code base. If you are a Java developer, the Flex programming model is also easy to master because it is syntactically very close to Java. The […]

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New Update to the Spring BlazeDS Integration Test Drive

I made some additional changes to the Spring BlazeDS Integration (RC1) Test Drive: The Test Drive now includes an annotation-based configuration sample (the Company Manager sample). Spring annotations such as @Service, @RemotingDestination, @Autowired, @RemotingInclude, and @RemotingExclude make it really easy to configure your beans and make them available through Remoting. As an example, here is […]

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New Test Drive for Spring BlazeDS Integration RC1

UPDATE: An updated version of this Test Drive is available here SpringSource just released the RC1 build for the Spring / BlazeDS integration project. The key new feature in RC1 is the integration of the BlazeDS Message Service. I updated my Spring BlazeDS Integration Test Drive to showcase the messaging integration. In addition to Remoting […]

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The "Spring ActionScript" Framework – Part 2: Autowiring

In the first part of this series, we looked at how the “Spring ActionScript” framework can help you externalize the configuration and the wiring of your components, and how you can easily obtain configured objects using applicationContext.getObject(). In this second part, we will discuss how you can make these objects available to the views of […]

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The “Spring ActionScript” Framework – Part 1: The Basics

The “Spring ActionScript” framework (formerly known as Prana, and brainchild of Christophe Herreman) is being built as the ActionScript version of the Spring IoC framework hugely popular in the Java world. It is also part of a growing number of Flex frameworks that revolve around the Dependency Injection approach (the list also includes Swiz and […]

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Spring / BlazeDS Integration on Adobe TV

In this new Adobe TV episode, I demonstrate how to build Flex applications that connect to a Spring back-end using the new Spring / BlazeDS Integration project. If you are interested in this integration, make sure you check out the Spring / BlazeDS Integration page on the SpringSource web site and the new Spring / […]

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New Spring/BlazeDS Integration Test Drive

UPDATE: I posted a new version of the Test Drive for the M2 build of the Spring / BlazeDS integration project here. Please use that version. SpringSource recently announced the Spring / BlazeDS Integration project. You can read more about the project and download the bits at To help developers get started with the […]

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Flex Test Drive Server for Java Developers (Tomcat-based)

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 […]

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Using Flex with Spring

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) […]

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