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More specifically, can I use something like this,
to create a web service that can link to SQL, that I can access from Flex 3 with some simple code like this ?
<mx:WebService id="name_ws" wsdl="wsdl of your webservice"
You might be interested in WebORB by the midnightcoders.
No, SQLconnect is only available with AIR. In Flex apps, you'll need to pass your parameters using Httpservice or urlloader to a backend perl, java or other, then query the db and return xml data to your flex app that you'll parse and display in your app.
I guess what I'm asking is can FlexSQL or FlexTense or some other relatively simple product available that can act as that back-end instead of having to write a bunch of Java, Perl or Cold Fusion code.
FlexSQL, from the description, sounds like it does, is that wrong? I can't find anything written about it other than the short description on their site:
FlexSQL is a Flex RIA component designed to run SQL queries directly in Flex at runtime and get results back into Flex as a standard XML with bindable data. You can now run your SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT, DELETE etc queries directly. The component can automatically load data into your components once data changes using the Bindable method. Events triggers and error reporting are well handled in FlexSQL. It has been designed for ASP, Colfusion and PHP servers and can work on MySQL, MS Access, MS SQL and other DSN based datasources.
FlexSQL is third party? I didn't realize, thought you were talking about the flex sql libraries.
It sounds cool though, post back if you use this.
It sounded very promising but the weblink just goes to a picture of a pretty girl, I gather the company is defunct.
Does anyone know anything about Flexible Rails or the approach they take? What does "Rails" mean exactly anyway?
Rails is a framework to build webapplications and uses Ruby as a scripting language. Both are imho awesome! Some people (or a lot, I wouldn't know...) use it to quickly develop a backend (with admin) and then use Flex/Flash on the frontend. The book shows you how to do this, specifically with Flex 3.
So Flexible rails uses Ruby then?