Developing Apps with the Adobe Flash Builder for Force.com

I've been doing a lot of work the past couple of weeks with the new Adobe Flash Builder for Force.com and the new Stratus framework. I'm in the putting together a fairly large Adobe Air demo and an accompanying blog post. In the meantime I ported a small app…

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Embed a Flex Slider in a Visualforce Page

I did a simple Flex callback with JavaScript about a year ago and I always wanted to follow up with this topic. Somehow I never quite found the time. This is an example of how you can create a Flex component (a horizontal slider in this case), wrap it up…

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Developer Preview of the Adobe® Flash® Builder™ for Force.com

Cross-posted at the Appirio Technology Blog Yesterday Salesforce.com released a developer preview of the Adobe® Flash® Builder™ for Force.com allowing developers to create powerful, engaging offline applications running on the Force.com platform. I had a chance to download the software, build a sample application and really go…

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Cool Code at Lunch Webinar – Flex & Salesforce

I was the guest speaker on our "Cool Code at Lunch" webinar yesterday where I showed the basics of developing, upload and running a Flex application on Salesforce with the Force.com Toolkit for Adobe AIR and Flex. The example app was a simple DataGrid populated with Contacts. The application…

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Developing Flex Applications for Force.com Sites

Developing Flex applications for a Force.com Site is a little different than developing Flex applications that run inside the standard Salesforce.com UI. Since visitors are not required to log in to your Force.com Site there is no concept of an actual user. All visitors simply run as…

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Rich Internet Applications Using Flex, Salesforce.com and Google App Engine

Cross-posted at the Appirio Technology Blog It’s fairly common these days to see Flex applications running inside Salesforce.com. But what if you'd like to run your Flex applications on another SaaS provider like Google App Engine or Amazon EC2. We are going to set up a simple Flex…

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Displaying Validation Messages with Flex and Salesforce.com

I created a small Flex application that outlines how you can return messages (required fields, validation errors, etc) from Salesforce.com. The code is fairly basic and checks the return object's success flag and display error message depending on the value of the flag. You can run this demo on…

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A Big, Scalable Bucked of RIA Goodness

I was thinking about writing this tutorial but it looks like someone has already beat me to it. This is a really good example of using Flex, BlazeDS and Eclipse with Google App Engine for Java for a highly scalable interface. He even references the GAE/J hack for Adobe…

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Flex and Force.com Toolkit Updates

I'm a BIG fan of Flex and have been developing applications with it since the Flex 2 beta. Not only is it a great front-end for Java applications but you can create some stunning interfaces for Salesforce.com. We have a number of applications in Production using the Force.com…

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15 Reasons for Java Programmers to Learn Flex, BlazeDS and Salesforce.com

InfoQ has a really good article entitled, 13 Reasons for Java Programmers to Learn Flex and BlazeDS. I've been a big fan of Flex front ends for Java for a long time and have a couple of application running in production with Adobe BlazeDS. I have a tutorial to help…

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