Want to leverage the communications and rich-media capabilities of Flex alongside the rich, browser-centric goodness of AJaXian applications? Then check out the Flex AJAX Bridge project- now live on Adobe Labs for immediate download – (to quote developer Ely Greenfield) “a small, unobtrusive library of code that you can insert into a Flex application, a Flex component, or even an empty SWF file to expose it to scripting in the browser”. If you’ve been watching the Developer Center closely this afternoon, you may have already caught it slipping out.
(if you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here.)
Incredibly cool (and a bit of a surprise, even for myself)! So go get your mitts on the bits ASAP, and make sure to check out the sample application here to see examples of the Flex/AJAX Bridge in full effect (note- this sample app requires Flash Player 8.5, which you can also get from Adobe Labs – but you’ve already downloaded the Flex 2 Beta, haven’t you? ;-)