This week, Adobe released their first official beta of Flex 4, codenamed Gumbo. The release includes a number of major changes. This list gives a high level overview of the items that have changed in the latest version of the popular RIA framework.
Spring BlazeDS Integration is a collaborative effort of Spring and Adobe. The goal: to allow the Spring development model to be used for creating rich Internet applications (RIAs) with Adobe Flex, BlazeDS, Spring, and Java technology. This article explores how applications are wired and explains how you can easily convert an existing Spring project to use this new integration.
Thirteen reasons, some general ("it's open source" and "it has great community support") and some technical ("programming model similar to Java" and "runs in any Java app server"), for why Java Programmers should learn Flex and BlazeDS are presented. Technical reasons include examples as part of the discussion.
InfoQ recently conducted a virtual panel on the current and future state of RIA and Ajax technologies.
This article compares two similar products, Adobe’s LiveCycle Data Services (LCDS) and Open Source Blaze Data Services, helping the user choosing between the two. 4
A introduction to creating Flash charts using the FusionCharts Free from Ruby, complete with a feature comparison of other charting libraries. 8
Grails and Flex both have significant advantages in different parts of the software stack. In this new article you will learn how they can be combined to take advantage of each's strengths. 11
Platforms need interoperability. In this article Flex interoperability with JSON and XML is explored including direct mapping to chart and grid components. 2
Often the hardest part of changing technologies is language syntax differences. This new article provides Java developers with a transition guide to Actionscript which forms the foundation of Flex. 8
In this case study InfoQ reviews the usage of Adobe AIR and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) in the NASDAQ Market Replay application. 1
Client/server communication is a key part of today's RIA architectures. In this article James Ward and Shashank Tiwari dive into Adobe's open source BlazeDS messaging server. 13
In their article, Porting From Web 1.0 To Rich Internet Applications (RIA), James Ward and Shashank Tiwari walk through replacing a Web 1.0 interface with a rich Adobe Flex user interface. 3