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Flex 4 in Action: Revised Edition of Flex 3 in Action by Tariq Ahmed and Dan Orlando, with John C. Bland II and Joel Hooks

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Chapter 15. Working with data services

This chapter covers

  • Data-centric development with Flash Builder
  • Connecting to web services
  • Using HTTPService and WebService components
  • Understanding Action Message Format (AMF)
  • Communication with Java EE using BlazeDS
  • ColdFusion communication
  • Communicating with PHP via Zend_AMF
  • Setting up your development environment for a seamless client/server workflow

Integrating an RIA client application with its corresponding server-side application services can be a daunting task the first time you do it, so if you don’t have much experience in this area, strap in tight because you’re going to be spending about the next hour or so getting the crash course in RIA data communications. By the time you’ve finished with ...

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