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Remember this old little rhyme? For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For want of the shoe, the horse was lost; For want of the horse, the rider was lost; For want of the rider, the battle was lost; For want of the battle, the kingdom was lost; And all for the want of a horseshoe nail. This little poem often comes to my mind as a see increasing number of amateurs perceiving Flex as yet another "library of controls".  The fact is, it is very easy to start coding in Flex. So much that hot-heads get on the coding spree before noticing that Flex is a beautifully crafted framework with profound cause and effect connections. If I could pass just one Flex advice that would be: Use Data Transfer Objects. Use custom Data Transfer Objects to pass data between server and Flash tiers of your Flex application. Do not use XML. Yes, I know that XML cool.  Do not use Objects. Yes, I know ... (more)

HyperText Objects or the PowerBuilder VM Anywhere

Let's face it: we would love to put our PowerBuilder systems on the Web. As the industry trend is to make every new project "Web-enabled," our PB applications have already acquired the word "legacy" in front of them. With the current efforts to enable remote access and enterprise security, the traditional client/server systems that assumed a concentrated users base in one area are becoming a thing of the past. We all know the cost of serving our users off the Web: the full-blown redesign of "legacy" systems. This redesign is partially related to the repartitioning of the former t... (more)

Developing Intelligent Web Applications With AJAX (Part 2)

The publicity that AJAX grabbed over the last half a year is based on closing the gap between the Web applications and the desktop applications, combining the "reach" and "rich." At the same time, the gap between the technological level of AJAX and what corporate developers expect in their modern arsenal is really astonishing. After all, AJAX is neither a tool nor a platform. There is no AJAX standards committee or community process in place. While software vendors are crafting proprietary development platforms on top of AJAX (which pretty much means "from scratch"), early adopte... (more)

Multi-Tier Application Development with Adobe Flex

This excerpt describes the process of creating a complete Flex-Java distributed application. Upgrading Flex applications to Java Enterprise Edition applications is done with Flex Data Services. FDS provides transparent access to POJO, EJBs, and JMS and comes with adapters for frameworks like Spring and Hibernate. These powerful capabilities come free for a single-CPU server, otherwise see your local Adobe dealer. Flex can also invoke any SOAP Web Service or send an HTTP request to any URL via Web Services and HTTPService components. Here we will illustrate Flex controls, HTTPSer... (more)

Enterprise Development: Flex or HTML5?

This article is a transcript from a recorded conversation Yakov Fain had with Anatole Tartakovsky and Victor Rasputnis – his business partners at Farata Systems. This conversation took place on the mountain after the day of skiing. Yakov. There are many ways of creating Web applications and creating them for the enterprises is not the same as developing a Web site for a pizzeria in your neighborhood. During the last five years we’ve been using mainly Adobe Flex for development of the front end of Web applications. Flex applications work in a well known and predictable run-time e... (more)