AMF Playground with public services, Flash/Flex client-server communication

Today I published a microsite (http://amf.riaspace.com/) on my blog dedicated to AMF communication. The goal of it is to gather necessary information needed for quick start with AMF.
You will find there:

Publicly available AMF services for the start without setting up your own server environment
Code snippets demonstrating how to utilize AMF services
Video tutorials on how to setup your [...]

Explore New Articles at the Adobe Developer Connection Website

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The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) is an amazing resource for developers looking to explore the latest content related to Adobe tools, frameworks and runtime technologies like Flash Player and Adobe AIR. With the recent launches of the Flex 4 SDK, Flash Builder 4, Flash Catalyst CS5, and Flash Professional CS5, there is an incredible amount of new material to explore.If you have not had the opportunity to visit the ADC already, there is a dedicated section that focuses on Adobe AIR content.

Below are a few articles that are applicable to building out-of-browser applications using Adobe AIR that I would encourage you to explore:

If you have an idea for an article that you would like to see on the Adobe Developer Connection website, please leave a comment with your proposal. If you are interested in writing an article on your proposed topic, be sure to mention that in your comment as well.

Pushing the Limits: Experimenting with the Adobe AIR 2 beta

Since the release of the Adobe AIR 2 beta, developers are already beginning to push the limits of what is possible by building entirely new classes of applications. For example, Christophe Coenraets recently built a number of powerful applications including proof-of-concept, light-weight web server using the new server socket API in AIR 2. Benjamin Dobler is working on a screen recording application that takes advantage of AIR 2′s new native process API.

If you are interested in learning more about these early experiments, please be sure to check out the following blog posts:

Configuring Eclipse PDT and Flash Builder 4 Plug-in for PHP/Flex development

In this tutorial I will explain how to configure development environment to work with PHP and Flex projects in one tool. In order to do that I will use Eclipse PDT 2.1 (PHP Eclipse plugin), Flash Builder 4 Plug-in Beta 2 and latest Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers package which is eclipse-jee-galileo-SR1-macosx-carbon (of course [...]