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With Flex 2, no servers are required (the web server of course). The framework is free, the compilers are free and Flex Builder is not required. It is hard to get much cheaper than that.
FDS is not required. You can choose to implement functionality in a way that requires servers, like CF. But you can also implement the same functionality using JSP or ASP.net, which will run under IIS or your J2EE web server.
Hosting Flex is becoming moot as no server is required with Flex 2. I don't know what the EULA will say regarding hosting of FDS, do you?
Flex 2 is the ticket, you can't get cheaper than free.
So, then, if there is no need for a server, what is the point of Flex Data
Services Server? Can you connect and display information dynamically
So on my web server, I will be able to post and display Flex's mxml pages?
Ok, maybe I am retared when it comes to all the servers and what each does.
I have the coldfusion MX7 server to do Coldfusion.
What I want to do is to create flex applications that use CFCs to connect to
my MySQL databases.
I am going to need my Flex applications to create, read, update and delete
(CRUD) tables of my MySQL database and be able to display the results of
What do I all need to do that?
well there is a example of flex integration with mysql,,, it will surely help u ..
here is the link for it ..
but when u try the things.. do post them,, cause am not aware about coldfusion stuffs.. so do tell the tricks if u apply on the different ways..
The application allows you to remotely manage a MySql database.
"Can you connect and display information dynamically
ABSOLUTELY. The Flex framework includes what is now called "RPC" functionality, whic is the familiar old HTTPService, Webservice and RemoteObject data service protocols.
Why do you want to use Coldfusion? Weren't you complaining about the cost? If you want to use CF, then you will need the CF server. I do not know CF myself, but I do know that Adobe spent a lot of time working to get the Flex/CF integration working well.
If you do not want the CF server, then either use dot.net or jsp, or java, depending on whether your web server is IIS or J2EE.
I already invested the money in the Coldfusion MX 7 server a while ago,
since they is NO workaround for that. lol
Ok then, to make it easier, what type of projects would you need to invest
in the FDS server. Everyone seems to mention chat applications. If you were
to do video chat would you need FDS and Flash Media Server?
What about Flash Remoting Server?