4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2011 1:00 PM by oldMster

    Flex sometimes slow sometimes fast

    peterswan Level 1

      Hello,

       

      I have a Flex application that I'm in charge of and at times there are several users accessing at the same time. When this happens, sometimes the data comes back quickly, but then just a few minutes later the same request will take several minutes. It seems sort of like a threading issue.

       

      Does anyone know a way to speed things up a bit?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Peter

        • 1. Re: Flex sometimes slow sometimes fast
          oldMster Level 3

          You haven't included enough information to get much help.  What kind of data is being returned by the server?  Remote Objects? HttpRequests? SOAP requests?  From the little information in your post, I would be most inclined to believe it is a problem on the server providing the data, not the Flex application receiving it.

          • 2. Re: Flex sometimes slow sometimes fast
            peterswan Level 1

            I'm fetching inventory and billing information from a SQL Server database through ColdFusion CFCs. I know the queries are running fast, because I've tested them in SQL Server Management Studio. The systems slows down when several users try to access information at once. It's as if Flex has to wait to display the information for one person before it can show the next recordset.

             

            Flex is single threaded, am I correct? I'm wondering if there's a way to add threads to the application.

             

            Thanks,

             

            Peter

            • 3. Re: Flex sometimes slow sometimes fast
              oldMster Level 3

              Flex is single threaded, but that only affects the client side, not the server side.  Each flex client has no idea about any other flex client on other users machines.  I don't use Coldfusion, so I don't know anything about how the CFC connections work, but it sounds to me like either the web server, or the process that is retrieving the query data and packaging it for delivery to the flex clients is the bottleneck.

              • 4. Re: Flex sometimes slow sometimes fast
                Flex harUI Adobe Employee

                Do more tests.  Is it due to the number of records returned?  Or the size of

                the record?

                 

                Set up timers on the request, the result, and the display.

                 

                Use the profiler to gather more data.