A co-worker and I have been wrestling with this for a day and
a half now, and not sure why it's so difficult to find valid
information on it. Basically, we're trying to get BlazeDS working
with ColdFusion 8, to access CFCs. The basic word we've heard from
Adobe is 'it works,' but no one is saying how. I'll reference this
conversation that someone had with Tom Jordahl over on the Labs
So, after reading that post I went through the pdf, and the
flash remoting updater link (unnecessary). The final link was
invalid, so I went to the cf8 livedocs and found the areas dealing
with the flex2gateway.
There's way too much confusion in all of this. Our first real
reference was in the BlazeDS release notes:
This got it integrated, to a point. The first thing we notice
here is the removal of the data-management-config.xml, which is the
only config area (that we know of) where you can define a component
for a destination (sort of required). It looks like it may be
possible to configure an event gateway, but that could get
counterproductive if you need a lot of small apps. I'm also not
finding much of anything on how to set some of these configurations
at runtime, rather than directly in the server configs. That makes
anything developed very unportable.
Tom, it isn't very clear cut. At all.
What might be making things especially difficult, on our
part, is that we are attempting to write an HTML AIR application
that uses the Flex Ajax Bridge to communicate with BlazeDS. The JS
libraries have Consumer and Producer objects, to which you can
seemingly programmatically define channels and destinations (to a
degree). They do not, on the other hand, have a RemoteObject
object, which is the only (Flex) object I know of that lets you
define a 'source' attribute.
If we can ever figure this out we'll probably have a great
Dev Center article. I'm hoping that some of our troubles are just
documentation issues relating to it only recently coming out of
beta. If anyone can shed some light on our questions, your help
would be greatly appreciated.