I'm quite a newbie so apologies if I am completely off base
on some facets but I have played with flex a bit and know my way
around databases but have no experience with cfusion/php/.net?/etc.
I also have read up on first amfphp then cfusion then RDS
then BlazeDS and now am a little unclear on some basics.
1. The "best" technology is as always dependent on many
factors including cost but IMHO it seems coldfusion offers a less
steep learning curve as well as added features and other
integration benefits. Comments?
2. RDS is built into coldfusion 7+ (how can I tell if it is
activated?) and is essentially an Adobe proprietary method of
communicating cfusion to dreamweaver/flex ???? (i.e. so all 3
aforementioned can communicate via HTTP etc but RDS is best? what
about XML conversion which all the flex tutorials seem to be based
3. BlazeDS enables server push etc as a complement to cfusion
(though can be installed on web server independently)??
4. Is there no easy way to connect Flex to mysql (I noted a
new connect button in Flex 3 beta)? If I use cfusion on the server
do I have to create a .cfm page or will flex do that for me?
Links to any more basic tutorials than most that I have found
on adobe.com would be great -- IMHO they all seem to assume a
fairly high level of knowledge in at least one or more products
(frankly the php stuff is boggling and I have enough trouble
organizing my flex apps without failing to connect to the cfusion