Using BlazeDS Version 4 To Integrate A Flex Application With A Java Backend Built With Flash Builder
Adobe and SpringSource are working together to make it easier for Java developers to use Java and Spring on the backend and Flex-Adobe's rich internet application framework [refer 2]--on the frontend. Adobe has an open source project called BlazeDS [refer 8] that provides the plumbing to enable a Flex application to communicate data with a Java application running on a server. The new version of the Flex IDE--Flash Builder 4 [refer 3]--provides extensive data wizards that can auto detect the services a Java application is exposing to a remote application such as the Flex client. SpringSource has created a Spring Flex module [refers 1 and 6] that enables Java developers to use Spring to set up the BlazeDS plumbing on the server side and to use XML or annotations to mark which classes and methods should be available to be called by the Flex application.