We’ll take a look at how to connect these awesome technologies via Services and AMFPHP, or sometimes just plain ole XML. Common issues and best practices will be discussed.
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Not sure if you ended up making the session or not, but I know these questions didn’t get answered. I think the best answer is to use whatever you’re comfortable with. I choose to use Flash/Flex and raw Actionscript 3 because they are the standard, and that works well when handing off projects and sharing between multiple developers. I feel that Flex does a very good job out of the box offering nice-looking UI components that are skin-able, and the development environment of Flex builder or Eclipse is coder friendly, which makes it easy to dive into heavy Actionscript when you need to. The site mentioned above, http://www.digitaldollhouse.com was build using Flex builder, but the main use of the Flex framework was for buttons and standard UI components, while the bulk of the application was custom Actionscript.
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Will this touch on Flex itself as a language to create more RIA type stuff? I think I have a somewhat angry relationship with Flex in trying to get it to what I want it to. Lately trying to get Flex to work right has been somewhat painful. Really hoping that I could ask some specific questions about some problems I’m having.
I noticed that the Drupal Camp Boston had a session on openlaszlo: http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/session/drupal-and-open-laszlo-how-open-… and really wondering why an OSS solution like LZX is so forgotten. Wondering if this session will touch on what the future will bring regarding the future of RIA languages – should I use LZX to make Flash stuff or is it ultimately easier to use the more mainstream Flex?
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