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 which provides a framework for calling Java classes from PHP scripts using a simple Java façade, and the STOMP protocol.
BlazeDS is an open source project from Adobe that allows you to connect your Adobe Flex applications with data services. The Java Messaging Service (JMS) is a method of communicating with services written in Java. In the first of two articles, 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. He talks about how to leverage Flex's differences, details of some Flex modules, patterns and anti-patterns, and the Spring BlazeDS Integration Project.
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