I have been studying about the new flex 2 technology and have
downloaded the flex builder 2trail. I am able to build flex
application successfully and also have been able to deploy it on
Windows Office live . But i am very much confused about Flex Server
facility. First of all is Flex Server and Flex Data Services the
same. In the documentation provided in the Adobe website the Flex
server is said to be used to compile the mxml to appropriate swf,
but i have not downloaded any Flex server then how am i able to
compile the mxml to flash application.
Can some one plz give me a more clear idea about Flex Server
or give some useful link to read about it.
Flex 2 SDK (software development kit) is the Flex user
interface (we call it the 'framework') and the mxmlc and compc
compilers. This is free. It enables you to use HTTPService and
Flex Builder 2 is Eclipse (or a plug-in for Eclipse) and
includes the Flex 2 SDK. Which means it comes with the compilers.
Flex Server is part of Flex Data Services. Flex Server
includes Flex 2 SDK and allows you to deploy MXML and AS source
files to your web server so that when the main MXML file is
requested, it will be dynamically compiled into a SWF. We call this
the 'web tier' compiler.
Flex Data Services also includes Flex Data Management and
In addition to these there is also Flex Charting and the
ColdFusion 7.0.2 Flex Connectivity Kit.