Trying to get a clear idea of exactly what is required in
order to move from ASP Classic / SQL Server 2K running on Win2k
Server to using Flex 2, with Flex Data Services.
Do I need to install a J2EE Server on my Win 2K server in
order to run Flex 2?
Can I use transaction-based stored procedures of Sql Server?
Despite calling Adobe Technical to explain my questions I was
unable to get a reply (despite talking to someone - the expert was
As a general point, why can I not seem to find information
about moving from asp classic / sql server into RIAs via the Flex2
route.Is it because it's more for people migrating from a Cold
Fusion / Java background?
I'm sorry you weren't able to get help when you called. Let's
see if I can help. I'm not familiar with ASP Classic, so I'll tell
you how you what I know. I'll start at the top and forgive me if
you've heard some of this before.
"Flex" is a product name. Flex Framework is a way to write
Flash programs that run in the Flash Player on the end-users'
computers. The Flex application can communicate with a variety of
data services running on remote servers. For example, a Flex
application can use HTTPService (a Flex object) to exchange XML
with the server. If you know how to make ASP Classic receive and
send XML over HTTP, and then you can use that means for the Flex
You don't need to use Java with Flex to get to SQL Server. If
you can figure out a way to use HTTP to exchange XML, you'll be
You may be able to use Flex Data Services to work directly
with SQL Server through adapters. We supply one for Hibernate. I'm
not that familiar with that aspect with Flex Data Services and I'm
not 100% sure about adapters for SQL Server. Check our web site for