Providing you with invaluable information for delivering rich, cross-platform Internet applications within the enterprise and across the web, this book shows you how to fully integrate Java and Flex. Pages of examples, step-by-step instructions, and from-the-field techniques guide you through the creation of your first Java/Flex applications.
About the Author
Matthew Keefe is a new-media designer and developer with a strong background in application development for the Web and offline. Matt is the author of the Flash and PHP Bible.
Charles A. Christiansen Jr. is a senior software engineer who currently uses Java and Flex 3. Charles has written applications that run the gamut from heavy client Java applications that use RMI over dialup to fast, lightweight Web applications that use Spring and Hibernate.
Table of Contents
Part I: Installation and Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Setting Up the Java Development Environment.
Chapter 2: Configuring Flex for Java Development.
Chapter 3: Similarities between Java and Flex.
Chapter 4: Understanding the Flex Application Development Process.
Part II: Connecting Java and Flex.
Chapter 5: Sending Data from Flex.
Chapter 6: Writing Java Web Applications.
Chapter 7: Using JUnit and FlexUnit to Test Your Applications.
Chapter 8: Relational Databases.
Chapter 9: Java and Databases.
Chapter 10: Building a Basic Database-Powered Flex Application.
Chapter 11: Developing a Stock Ticker with BlazeDS.
Part III: Building Advanced Applications.
Chapter 12: Developing a Storefront Server Application with Java.
Chapter 13: Developing a Storefront Server Application with Flex.
Chapter 14: Building a Real-Time Messaging System.
Chapter 15: Extending Java and Flex Development.
Chapter 16: Advanced Development.
Appendix: Installing Adobe Flex and Adobe Flex Builder.