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Java® and Flex® Integration Bible by Charles A. Christiansen, Matthew Keefe

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Chapter 10. Building a Basic Database-Powered Flex Application

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Understanding the database application

  • Building the database application

  • Developing the database communication with Java

  • Connecting the database application

In this chapter, you learn how to develop a basic database-powered application. This basic application is an admin panel for a Flex store, which is developed in Chapter 13. The code from that chapter is used so that you can focus on the Flex front-end development.

Once you complete this chapter, you should have a clear understanding of how to interact with a MySQL database by using Flex as the front end, which talks to Java on the server side (back end).

The last section of this chapter highlights testing the completed application to ensure that everything is working properly.

Understanding the Database Application

The process of understanding your application is where you make sure that the proper tools, services, and abilities have been clearly defined.

Defining the application

Before beginning development on any project, you should take a moment to clearly define the purpose of that application. This is to ensure that important features aren't left out. For example, in a book project, the author is responsible for defining the steps required for completion. In a real-world project, the development team would sit down with the client and define the purpose of the application.

The following list contains key points to keep in mind when building the application: ...

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