This may be a silly question, but doing remoting in good old
Flash, it was possible to do really "remote" remoting - for
example, creating a flash-based desktop application with flash
remoting that could connect directly to a remote CF server. I know
this may be a silly question, but can Flex 2 do the same -
connecting to a CF server (ver. 7.0.2 of course) using remoting,
rather than through a wsdl address?
I'm just starting a Flex 2 project that may go both desktop
and web, and am deciding between remoting and webservice as the
The remoting features of Flex are nearly the same that the
ones with Flash Remoting. For example, you can use Flex
RemoteObjects to connect to Coldfusion CFCs using AMF messages. The
serialization and deserialization processes required by WebServices
makes them a bad choice. SOAP messages are heavy XML dataflows,
their parsing dramatically decrease performance.