New Flex Libraries for SAP's NetWeaver

Dust off your SAP logins! SAP's NetWeaver Product Manager Thomas Jung introduces a new section for eLearning, blogs, and other learning materials from both Adobe and SAP regarding development of interfaces with Flex/Flash and SAP. This post discusses the Web Dynpro for ABAP framework in SAP NetWeaver 7.0…

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Tutorial: Salesforce.com with Flex and BlazeDS

It’s fairly common these days to see Flex applications running inside Salesforce.com. We use Apex and Visualforce for a large majority of our custom UIs but there are some instances that just work better with Flex (drag and drop, trees, tabbed interfaces, etc.). But what if you have…

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Hoagie - The Developer's Other White Meat

Joe Rinehart is proposing a new development stack for rapid, RIA development that includes some of my favorite and most used technologies: Business layer written in Groovy (Java) JPA and Hibernate for database persistence Spring for the service layer Coldspring / Model-Glue / ColdFusion for the presentation layer JMS and Swiz for…

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Mate - Problems Dispatching Events from a Manager Class

I switched to Mate framework for Flex a few months ago and really love its simplicity in respect to Cairngorm and other frameworks. Mate is a tag-based, event-driven Flex framework that provides a mechanism for dependency injection to make it easy for the different parts of an application to get…

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Flex Callback Example with Visualforce

I was working on a somewhat complex search interface for Salesforce.com using Flex. I needed to do some communication with Apex so I threw together a little demo to outline the basic functionality of a Flex app communicating with a Visualforce page via a Javascript callback. You can run…

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Flex Salesforce.com Tree Control

One of the things that Salesforce.com is lacking is a descent tree control to display hierarchical data. I did notice a screenshot on the Winter '09 Developer Screencast of a tree control but according to our Salesforce.com technical reps there are no plans to release this. There is…

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BlazeDS - ReferenceError: Error #1056

I have been doing Flash Remoting with Flex and ColdFusion for a number of years but wanted to do something with a pure Java solution. I decided to setup BlazeDS (Adobe's open source server-based Java remoting and web messaging technology) on my EC2 instance for fun. I found a great…

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Salesforce.com's Flex Toolkit Operational Again

Adobe released the new Flash 10 player about a month ago and it seems to have wreaked havoc at Salesforce.com. It looks like the main bug with the Flex Toolkit has been resolved but there are still a few lingering issues to be dealt with. On 10/24 it…

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Developing Salesforce.com Applications with Flex and Visualforce

I receive a number of inquiries as to the best way to develop Flex apps for multiple Salesforce.com orgs. My methodology might not be the best but it certainly gets the job done by allowing me to easiy develop locally, test on one of our 10+ sandboxes and deploy…

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Handling asynchronous Flex calls to Salesforce.com using an MVC framework

I'm working on a Flex applications using the Flex Toolkit for Apex and Model-Glue:Flex as the MVC framework. I've got my main applications, controllers, models and views working well. One on my requirements is to make a call to Salesforce.com, fetch some user settings and then display a…

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