Im a java Eclipse RCP developer and I wanted to work on some small apps using flex.
I have been searching around on the web for instructions on how to get everything set up, but most of them seem to skip a few steps.
I am using Eclipse ganymede (3.1), and have downloaded the flex sdk. Is there a plugin or something for flex that creates the proper perspectives in eclipse? Or what exactly do I need to do?
Also, I see that flex uses mxml, if I want to use flex and java as opposed to flex and php or coldfusion (the only examples I saw) is that possible? I guess Im slightly confused as to what exactly I am writing this app in... java? Actionscript? Php? ??
Basically my goal is this:
Use eclipse 3.1 (not flex builder)
Write an RIA that can also use AIR
Connect to a MySQL database on the backend
I have very little experience (or need) for J2EE, but maybe I should use it?
Can anyone point me to a good tutorial that will get me going to achieve my goal? Or tell me what exactly I need to install, and how to put it together?