Flex is a set of tools designed to make it easier for developers to build SWFs without having to use the Adobe Flash tool. This article explores Flex from a Java guy’s perspective, then shows how to set up the environment and examines topics like how to integrate Flex code with existing Java applications, as well as its applicability for use as a mobile device client technology.
FlexMonkey is an open source tool from Gorilla Logic for testing Flex and AIR applications. This article provides a brief introduction to FlexMonkey and then walks through debugging issues that can be encountered when testing with it.
Flex 1.0 was released in March 2004 and since then Flex based RIA development has been increasingly gaining momentum. Recently Adobe released Flex 4 along with Flash Builder 4, as part of the Adobe Flash Platform technology. To assess the state of Adobe Flex for enterprise adoption, InfoQ has conducted a virtual panel with the creators of popular third-party flex frameworks.
Daniel Morgan shows how to build a portal-style application with user-configurable charts assembled using Adobe Flash Builder 4 connecting to a Java RESTful API for their data.
In the second and final of our articles on BlazeDS and JMS, InfoQ looks at two additional methods for sending messages to JMS topics or queues from PHP - the PHP/Java Bridge, and the STOMP protocol.
Adobe AIR 2.0 is coming, and it contains many highly requested features that application developers have wanted since AIR 1.0 was released nearly two years ago - learn more about what's new in 2.0. 1
In the first of two articles on BlazeDS and JMS, InfoQ looks at the advantages of JMS and how you can use BlazeDS to communicate with your Java services via JMS from your Flex applications.
Ryan Knight discusses how Adobe Flash Builder 4 beta provides tools for developing large-scale Flex applications, increasing developer productivity and workflow between designer and developer. 2
This article explores how Gorilla Logic's new, open source Flex user interface automation testing tool, FlexMonkey, can enhance the productivity of both developers and QA testers. 3
This week, Adobe released their first official beta of Flex 4, codenamed Gumbo. This list gives a high level overview of the items that have changed in the latest version of the popular RIA framework. 3
This article looks at the Spring BlazeDS Integration project and provides examples of how applications are wired and how to convert an existing Spring project to use the new integration. 8
The use of Flex and BlazeDS by Java programmers developing rich internet applications (RIA) is advocated and thirteen reasons (e.g. "it's open source" and "it runs in any Java App Server") are given. 14