Chapter Using BlazeDS Blaze Data Services (BlazeDS) is an open-source data-exchange technology that connects Flex clients to server-side resources. For connecting Flex to Java, BlazeDS is an open source technology for An ideal example of this is the Borders book store chain, which. Professional BlazeDS by Shashank Tiwari, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Boazeds JPA and Hibernate proxies are replaced with the data that they stand in place of. Flex is not a language. Don’t get me wrong: More about the possible configurations can be learned online at http: An ideal way to set up your development environment is to have the Flex application built right in your web deployment directory.

Table of contents Foreword. Along the way, you’ll learn the real-world concerns that surround enterprise-based Java and Obok applications. Developing with Flex and BlazeDS is fairly productive as a result. You can use this simple hook for other things, as well—for example, timing how long calls to the server are taking.

All built-in adapter classes inherit from the ServiceAdapter abstract class. The client sends a recurring request to the server at a predefined frequency. Read More Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you.


The three alternative serverside message services in Spring BlazeDS are:. It enables remote procedure calls and message exchanges between the two platforms thereby helping couple together rich and engaging Flash platform based interfaces and robust enterprise servers. The dsadapters project http: Book ratings by Goodreads. Flex is the exact opposite: Not everybody love Spring! And this nook coming from someone who, in spite of this text, likes Adobe and it’s ethics.

Using BlazeDS – Professional Adobe® Flex® 3 [Book]

This breaks the lazy loading semantics, rendering the idea of proxies useless. Suppose you decide that you want to add special logging anytime the soda service is called. Although it’s mentioned upfront that BlazeDS helps connect Flash platform applications to Java, it’s important to define it a bit further.

Integrating Adobe Flex and Java Learn about Adobe’s tool for coupling together Flash platform-based interfaces with robust Java enterprise servers. Flex and BlazeDS provide not only higher-powered tools but are also easier to develop with.

Therefore, multiple server-side messaging alternatives easily work with Flex messaging. You can develop with the existing tools used to develop Java.

As data from a BlazeDS server leaves for the Flex client, it can be intercepted using the familiar Nook Servlet filter mechanism. An ideal example of this is the Borders book store chain, which recently introduced a new website with hook “Magic Shelf. There are a lot of pitfalls in Flex for a Java programmer.


BlazeDS – Wikipedia

The messaging service in Flex itself is agnostic to the messaging protocol used on the server side. You can get both compiled and source versions of the software. Being open source, BlazeDS is freely available and can be downloaded from http: In addition, you can choose to go with a text-based format that could be well structured like XML or delimited like comma-separated or tabdelimited text.

Get the most out of the InfoQ experience. During serialization, the serializer eagerly fetches all the JPA and Hibernate persistent objects and sends them across the wire.

Its inclusion into future versions of BlazeDS is anticipated. The basic steps to set up BlazeDS with an existing application are:. Check out Christophe Coenraets’ blog I think he creates the BlazeDS turnkey samples, and he’s got some other reference applications on his blog that make use of BlazeDS.

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The reason for this special need arises because of the way BlazeDS serializes data across the wire. For this article, I used the binary distribution, which comes as a web archive WARto show how you can deploy to any application server. The Best Books of