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:
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.