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Flex on Java by Jeremy Anderson, BJ Allmon

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Part 2. BlazeDS remoting

In the the first of two chapters in part 2, you’ll dive into BlazeDS remoting, learning the basics of BlazeDS and refactoring the example application to take advantage of it. In a nutshell, BlazeDS is a collection of Java components that you can deploy with your web application for AMF/HTTP communication between Flex and Java. BlazeDS also supports messaging. BlazeDS is basically a subset of the commercial Flex Data Services offering from Adobe, and although you can do many things with BlazeDS, certain functions like clustering and advanced binding techniques can only be accomplished with the full-blown Flex Data Services.

In chapter 6, you’ll take the next step in evolving our Flex and Java communications and take ...

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