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Using Flex with Ruby on Rails

Posted on March 26, 2008. Filed under: adobe, flex, mxml, rails, ruby, ruby on rails, silverlight, xaml |

This is the second blog post in a series of three posts comparing Flex with Silverlight. In my previous post I demonstrated how to integrate a scaffolded Rails application with Silverlight. Here I will be showing the same with Flex. The steps needed to create the Rails application are also mentioned here.

 

Creating a new Flex project:

Open Flex builder and create a new Flex project.

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Leave all the options to default and click Finish. A blank project is now created for you.

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Using Silverlight with Ruby on Rails

Posted on March 26, 2008. Filed under: adobe, C#, crud, flex, microsoft, mxml, rails, ruby, ruby on rails, silverlight, xaml |

In this post I will be showing a really simple example of creating a Silverlight frontend for a Rails backend. This is what I think will be a three part series comparing Silverlight with Flex.

The steps will be:

  1. Creating a Rails application.
  2. Creating a frontend for it in silverlight.
  3. Creating a frontend for it in Flex.
  4. Comparing the approaches taken in both the frontends.

I will try to keep changes in the backend Rails application to a minimum.

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Setting up BlazeDS with Flex

Posted on March 2, 2008. Filed under: adobe, flex, java, open source, software, tomcat, user interface |

 

Let me give some introduction first.

BlazeDS is a server-based Java remoting and web messaging technology that allows to connect to back-end distributed data and push data in real-time to Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR rich Internet applications (RIA). Because of its open licensing, BlazeDS is not precluded from being used with other client platforms, such as JavaScript/AJAX. (wikipedia)

Adobe Flex is a collection of technologies released by Adobe Systems for the development and deployment of cross platform, rich Internet applications based on the proprietary Adobe Flash platform. The initial release in March 2004 by Macromedia included a software development kit, an IDE, and a J2EE integration application known as Flex Data Services. Since Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005, subsequent releases of Flex no longer require a license for Flex Data Services, which has become a separate product rebranded as LiveCycle Data Services. (wikipedia)

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