BlazeDS for PHP Developers

Article Source Linux Magazine
October 5, 2009, 3:06 pm

If you‚Äôve built a rich Internet applications (RIA) or spent any time surfing the Web, you‚Äôve probably run into Web applications that run in Adobe Flash Player. Flash applications span a wide gamut, from games, to media players, but with the right tools, Flash can also power data-driven software. Adobe Flash Builder combines Adobe Flex and ActionScript 3.0 to connect applications to a service tier, and technologies such as BlazeDS simplify intercommunication, doing much of the work of shuffling data between the Flash application and the service tier for you. Specifically, BlazeDS connects Flex and Adobe AIR applications with services written in Java, using a couple of remoting technologies that offer performance improvements over standard Extensible Markup Language (XML) or SOAP messaging with Web services…

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