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Flash MX 2004 Pro RemotingConnector

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[UPDATE 9 Oct]: links now resolve to the updated MXP package on the AMF-PHP site itself.


I have dived into the new Data Architecture lately, and one weblog that has helped me a lot with information on the ‘old’ architecture ( aka Flash Remoting ) versus the new Architecture is Flash-Remoting. Basically, it’s a website about a new book by O’Reilly called “Flash Remoting: The Definitive Guide” written by Tom Muck, but it also features a blog. It’s definitely a must-visit if you are working with external data, loads of tips and tricks and nice feedback on the workflow with the Remoting products.

I’ve been involved in a Flash-Remoting project, and one of the issues we had was that on the Javaside we had a double, while on the clientside, in Flash, somehow that double showed a different value. Each product has it’s quirks, and my experience with previous Definitive Guides is that they really go into these quirks and explain where they come from. I have no doubt this book will definitely be worth it’s money and when it’s available ( i haven’t seen it in my local bookstore ) i will post a review here.

Anyway, today i saw an interesting post up on Flash-Remoting about a new DataComponent, for Flash Remoting. Justin Watkins rewrote the components to AS2 classes and built a RemotingConnector that sports the same workflow as the XML and WebservicesConnector. When i downloaded the files, i noticed the awkward installation procedure. Basically you had to copy everything manually into the right folders.

I made an MXP package for Window users, so you can just doubleclick that file and the Extension Manager will copy everything for you. I noticed that not many people and companies are using the MXP format, for instance, also the new Unity2 components have to be installed manually. This really reminds me that i need to fix one of my other tools in the MX Traveller toolset, a Distribution packager. More info on that later. I mailed Justin so he can include the MXP package instead whenever he updates the files.

Now, if you are using Windows and have the latest version of the Extension Manager installed:

Flash MX 2004 Pro Remoting Connector ( *.MXP )

or download the MXI file:

Flash MX 2004 Pro Remoting Connector ( *.MXI )


Written by ohwhen

September 26, 2003 at 1:38 am

Posted in Web/Tech

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  1. remoting as2 components

    Well posted that Justin Watson had made a set of as2.0 remoting components. You needed to install all files etc. Now There is Owen who thought well lets make this a mpx package so you can instal it through the extension manager from flash. Make sure yo…


    September 30, 2003 at 11:14 am

  2. Thanks man… do you have an example using java 🙂


    March 22, 2004 at 7:35 am

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