9 Using Complex Services

The previous chapter went through the basics of client-server interactions using Flex-generated Flash content as the client and PHP on the server. Those basics include the relevant Flex components and the built-in Flash Builder wizards for auto-generating code. That chapter also has a fairly real-world example application, built up using both methods (using the Flex components from scratch and using the wizards). This chapter expands upon that knowledge into the realm of “complex services.”

The chapter begins by covering the WebService Flex component, along with two examples involving available third-party services. The bulk of the chapter will then utilize the RemoteObject component, which is truly the most sophisticated ...

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