Archive for December, 2007

BlazeDS Beta 1 Documentation

Adobe has made a very exciting announcement. We announced a new open source data services project called BlazeDS. BlazeDS Beta 1 is now available on Adobe Labs.

BlazeDS contains the latest versions of the Message Service, Remoting Service, and Proxy Service that were previously only available as part of Adobe® LiveCycle® Data Services ES. BlazeDS is a server-based Java remoting and messaging technology that lets developers easily connect to back-end distributed data and push data in real time to Adobe Flex™ and Adobe AIR™ applications.

BlazeDS usage documentation is available in HTML format on LiveDocs and as a PDF file:

BlazeDS ActionScript and Java reference documentation is available in these ZIP files:

Information about setting up a BlazeDS project in Flex Builder 3 is available here:

http://learn.adobe.com/wiki/display/Flex/Using+Flex+Builder+with+your+J2EE+server

Key features and benefits of BlazeDS are highlighted in the release notes. A great way to get started quickly with BlazeDS is the Test Drive application. The Test Drive is one of the sample applications included in the BlazeDS installation.

Flex 3 Beta 3 Documentation

Today, we released Flex 3 Beta 3 on Adobe Labs. Here is a summary of doc changes between Beta 2 and Beta 3:

  • Advanced DataGrid, OLAP DataGrid, advanced charting, and automation agents are now part of the Advanced Data Visualization Developer Guide. Advanced Data Visualization is available when you purchase Flex Builder 3 Professional, although a watermarked version is available in Flex Builder 3 Standard.
  • For the core Flex documentation, we reorganized the online table of contents to display information in a topic-oriented (as opposed to book-oriented) manner. Go to http://livedocs.adobe.com/labs/flex3/html/index.html to see what I mean.
  • Of course, the big news is the release of BlazeDS. You can get more information at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/blazeds/ and Mike Peterson will be blogging about the docs later today.

Other than bug fixes, these are the final docs, so please let us know if you find any problems. In particular, we’re interested in non-functional context-sensitive help in Flex Builder. You can report bugs either by adding comments to this post or by using the public bugbase.

Useful/updated links for Beta 3

Bugs and known issues