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Flexible Rails: Flex 3 on Rails 2 by Peter Armstrong

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Chapter 9. Holding state on the client properly

One key shift in mindset when you move from the development of web applications to rich Internet applications is that the client is stateful....

If you have been building desktop or rich-client applications with technologies such as Swing or AWT, for instance, you’ll shrug your shoulders right now because all of this will sound all too familiar—it is.

Steven Webster[1]

1http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/articles/cairngorm_pt2_print.html.

If you’ve spent any time building Flex applications with Cairngorm, or with any desktop UI framework such as Java Swing or Windows Forms, the thought of storing the data on the client as just XML (regardless of how cool the E4X way of dealing with XML is) is ...

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