FB4, so far, so good. I like the new easy features for styling and skinning without having to sign up for a course at NASA. But I am still a little lost with the new ways of connecting Flex to back-end services, so this might be a dumb question:
In FB2 and 3, we had the ColdFusion Extensions for Flex Builder which included wizards that were very handy for mapping an AS value object to a CFC and vice-versa. That feature is now missing in the new ColdFusion Builder.
Maybe this new way of connecting to data using only the FB4 Design View is so simple I am not getting it. I don’t even recall seeing the term “value object” in any of the tutorials I have gone through. Are value objects now going out of style or something?
I would appreciate someone providing some enlightenment.
Yes, you are right!
We no more have CF extensions in Flash Builder 4. We have come up with a different workflow called "Data Centric Rapid Appplication Development" which could solve the missing piece and also include a lot of additional functionalities like Client-side Data Management and Pagination.
It basically establishes connection to a back-end server generates the respective value Objects and the client side services.
Please take a look at: