Archive for June, 2009

LiveCycle Data Services 3 Beta Available

LiveCycle Data Service 3 Beta 1 is now available on Adobe Labs.

The new model-driven development features in LiveCycle Data Services 3 offer a huge leap in productivity and ease-of-use for end-to-end applications. You start an application by creating a data model (a simple XML file) in the new “Modeler” editor that plugs into Flash Builder. From that model, you automatically generate data access logic on the server and Flex client code for working with the server code.

You can even generate much of a model by dragging existing SQL database tables into the Modeler editor. When you save the model, client code is automatically generated. When you deploy the model to the server, a fully functional Data Management Service destination is automatically generated on the LiveCycle Data Services server. You can support even the most advanced Data Management Service features just by creating and deploying a model.

Using Flash Builder with LiveCycle Data Services, you can now build simple or complex data-driven applications without writing any server-side code or configuration files. You can also take full advantage of the new Flash Builder 4 features for building the client side of data-driven applications.

We would love to get your feedback on this release and the documentation. To learn more:

New Doc on Creating Flex Gumbo Components in ActionScript

Here is new documentation on creating Flex Gumbo components in ActionScript. This document is for those who want to override commitProperties(), partAdded(), partremoved(), or getCurrentSkinState(), or want to create custom states in their skin classes.

Download the PDF: Advanced Spark Visual Components in ActionScript

 

Stephen Gilson
Flex Doc Team

New Doc on Flex Gumbo List, DropDownList, and ButtonBar Controls Available

Here is new documentation on Flex Gumbo List, DropDownList, and ButtonBar controls.

Download the PDF: Spark list-based controls

Test Drive the Flex 4 Beta Tutorials

Note: Flex 4 shipped on March 22, 2010. The final version of the tutorials is available athttp://help.adobe.com/en_US/Flex/4.0/FlexTutorials/index.html

Flex 4 / Flash Builder 4 Beta Docs Updated

Note: Flex 4 shipped on March 22, 2010.

The final version of the usage content is available at http://help.adobe.com/en_US/flex/using/index.html.

The Platform Reference is available at hthttp://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/index.html.

The Blueprint Eclipse plug-in is live on Adobe Labs (for Flex Builder 3 and Flash Builder 4)

I want to tell you about Blueprint, which we released on Adobe Labs last week and just last night updated to include support for Mac, Windows, Flex Builder 3, and Flash Builder 4.

Blueprint is an innovative code-centric search application, initially delivered as an Eclipse plug-in. It is a custom search tool that searches only for code (for now, it searches just for MXML and ActionScript). So, for example, if you search for DataGrid, it returns a set of code examples that use the Flex DataGrid control. But what’s really cool is that you can easily highlight, copy, and paste chunks of code right into your application, all without leaving Flex/Flash Builder.

For more information, see the Blueprint page on Adobe Labs

Documentation for the Flex 4 and Flash Builder 4 Beta Releases

Note: Flex 4 shipped on March 22, 2010.

The final version of the usage content is available at http://help.adobe.com/en_US/flex/using/index.html.

The Platform Reference is available at hthttp://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/index.html.