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Effortless Flex 4 Development by Larry Ullman

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8 Using Simple Services

The previous three chapters deal with data in all its glory, from displaying data in Flex to rendering, formatting, and validating data, to the data involved in client-server interactions. In this chapter and the next you’ll actually begin performing client-server communications. As mentioned several times over, I’ll be using PHP as the server-side technology of choice. Not only is it my preferred technology, but increased support for PHP is a big feature of Flash Builder 4.

This chapter begins with some background information on the Flash Security model and how to set up a local environment (i.e., how to use your own computer as a server). The next section of the chapter walks through a couple of PHP scripts that will ...

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