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Adobe® Flex® 3 Bible by David Gassner

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Glossary

ActionScript

The scripting language used in Flex and Flash development.

ADL

AIR Debug Launcher, an interim runtime for debugging AIR applications without having to install them.

ADT

AIR Development Tool, a toolset for building and deploying AIR applications.

AIR

Adobe Integrated Runtime, a desktop environment for installing and executing Flex applications and HTMIVAJAX sites on the desktop, outside of the browser environment.

AJAX

Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, a software development pattern that allows Web pages to make asynchronous calls to server resources without reloading the entire page.

AMF

Action Message Format, the binary message format used in Flash Remoting with ColdFusion, the Remoting Service in LiveCyde Data Services and BlazeDS, and other server-based applications that can communicate with the Flex framework's RemoteObject component.

AMFPHP

A free implementation of Flash Remoting and the AMF protocol designed to work with PHR

application server

A class of software applications that serve as middleware in multi-tier applications. The term can refer to both the server software itself (such as Tomcat, Jboss, WebSphere, WebLogic, PHP, or ASP NET), or Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) applications that are hosted by a server, such as LiveCyde Data Services, BlazeDS, or ColdFusion.

ASP.NET

Microsoft's application server that's used to build and deploy dynamic Web sites and services. Its XML Web Services feature can provide runtime services for Flex applications.

behavior

A combination ...

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