IN THIS CHAPTER
What makes Java and Flex similar?
How these similarities help with integration
Developing Web applications by using Java and Flex takes away some of this difficulty because there are many similarities between Java and Flex. In this chapter, you learn about the similarities between the two technologies and how these similarities can make it easier to develop Web applications by using Java and Flex together.
There are a number of things that make Java and Flex similar. These can be broken down into a few categories:
Code structure and language constructs. ActionScript, the primary programming language for Flex applications (and specifically ActionScript 3, the version covered in this book), shares a number of style conventions, construct names, and programming concepts with the Java programming language.
Libraries. Java and Flex each have libraries available that provide similar functionality. ...