4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 8, 2006 10:26 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Anyone using CF with Flex?

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      Anyone using CF as the background technology with Adobe Flex?

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      Wally Kolcz
      Developer / Support


        • 1. Re: Anyone using CF with Flex?
          Level 7
          Wally Kolcz wrote:
          > Anyone using CF as the background technology with Adobe Flex?
          >

          Lots of people--did you have a specific question? Adobe's doing
          fantastic integration between CF and Flex with the new "Mystic" updater
          for CF.
          http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/cf_flexconnectivity/

          Matt
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          Matt Woodward
          mpwoodward@gmail.com
          Adobe Community Expert - ColdFusion
          • 2. Re: Anyone using CF with Flex?
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            Well, I wanted to know if anyone in this forum was using it, not in general.
            I am looking for help in trying to figure it out.

            Documentation on how to merge the two is confusing and does not cover the
            generals of trying to make a connection between the two. It goes into
            examples that I cannot understand.

            In fact there is none I have found that cover simple things like how to bind
            dynamic information to a label so you can simply display results that are
            not in a datagrid.

            I am trying to do an application that offers information about a project.
            All I want to do is to connect to the database, query a single record of
            information, and display it on a panel with static labels:

            Project Title:
            Dimensions:
            Due Date:

            I am in love with the idea of Fex, but it seems that all the information
            currently available speaks in such a way that you have to have a strong
            programming background to even catch it. I am coming from Classic ASP and
            Coldfusion and have not quite grasped the concept of objects and how to
            connect using web services. Everything I have found throws you in and makes
            you try to figure it out.



            • 3. Re: Anyone using CF with Flex?
              Level 7
              Wally Kolcz wrote:
              > Documentation on how to merge the two is confusing and does not cover the
              > generals of trying to make a connection between the two. It goes into
              > examples that I cannot understand.

              Have you looked at the materials available at labs.adobe.com? There's
              also a nice demo video of the "Flex Super Wizard" for CF available here:
              http://www.dcooper.org/gallery/ColdFusionFlexApplicationWizard.htm

              I did a few articles back in Flex 1.5 days, the most helpful of which
              for CF developers is probably this one (link seems to be down right at
              the moment):
              http://www.sys-con.com/story/?storyid=48231&DE=1

              I also did a Breeze presentation on adobe.com on this same topic which,
              again though it was for Flex 1.5, might be helpful from a conceptual
              standpoint:
              http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/articles/flexcf_macrochat.html

              > I am trying to do an application that offers information about a project.
              > All I want to do is to connect to the database, query a single record of
              > information, and display it on a panel with static labels:

              General comment--remember that Flex itself doesn't talk to the database.
              Flex talks to CF, and CF talks to the database. You may already be
              aware of that but as that's a common point of confusion, I thought it
              was at least worth mentioning.

              There are actually numerous sample applications available on the Adobe
              labs site that would have examples of this:
              http://labs.adobe.com/flexproductline/

              And the Flex-CF connectivity pieces make this all astoundingly simple:
              http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/cf_flexconnectivity/

              > I am in love with the idea of Fex, but it seems that all the information
              > currently available speaks in such a way that you have to have a strong
              > programming background to even catch it. I am coming from Classic ASP and
              > Coldfusion and have not quite grasped the concept of objects and how to
              > connect using web services. Everything I have found throws you in and makes
              > you try to figure it out.

              Understood, but realize there is going to be a bit of a learning curve
              as you learn any new technology, and Flex is no exception. The new
              CF-Flex wizard and the sample apps that are available should at least
              give you some study materials to get started, and as you have questions
              you might try the Flex Coders list on Yahoo, which has been around since
              the early days of Flex.

              Hope that helps,
              Matt
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              Matt Woodward
              mpwoodward@gmail.com
              Adobe Community Expert - ColdFusion
              • 4. Re: Anyone using CF with Flex?
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                I was quite impressed with the Breeze presentation. It shed some light on
                the CF/Flex process. I downloaded and watched the "Flex Super Wizard" video
                and it also gave me some good insight into the CF / Flex wizard and how to
                start to work with it. I haven't given up hope yet.