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Professional BlazeDS: Creating Rich Internet Applications with Flex and Java (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)

Professional BlazeDS: Creating Rich Internet Applications with Flex and Java (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)

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A hands-on guide to creating Rich Internet Applications (RIA) using BlazeDS

BlazeDS enables you to easily connect to back-end distributed data and push data in real time to Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR applications in order to garner more responsive Rich Internet Application (RIA) experiences. It is a scalable option for Flex and Java integration and allows you to create excellent RIAs with both Flex and Java.

This informative resource provides you with detailed examples and walkthroughs that explain the best practices for creating RIAs using BlazeDS. You’ll begin with the essentials of BlazeDS and then more on to more advanced topics. Along the way, you’ll learn the real-world concerns that surround enterprise-based Java and Flex applications.

  • BlazeDS enables you to connect to back-end distributed data in order to garner more responsive Rich Internet Application (RIA) experiences
  • Begins with an introduction to BlazeDS, and explains the necessary features for integrating new and existing Java data sources and applications with Flex-based RIAs
  • Provides hands-on examples and addresses real-world concerns surrounding enterprise-based Java and Flex applications
  • Serves as a comprehensive walk through for creating RIAs using BlazeDS

If you’re looking to create rich, productive, and engaging applications, then this book is for you.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Instructor Joey Lott is known for his expertise in Flash, ActionScript, ColdFusion, Java, MySQL, XML, and more. In ActionScript 3.0 in Flex Builder Essential Training, he puts some of that knowledge to work, first explaining what’s new with ActionScript 3.0, then demonstrating the program’s important capabilities. From working with variables, to understanding and applying functions, to creating practical applications (as well as a few fun ones), you’ll be exposed to all the powerful and practical features of ActionScript 3.0. Exercise files accompany the tutorial, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

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7 Responses to " Professional BlazeDS: Creating Rich Internet Applications with Flex and Java (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) "

  1. Yakov Fain says:

    Review by Yakov Fain for Professional BlazeDS: Creating Rich Internet Applications with Flex and Java (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)
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    Coming to Flex from a Java world, I clearly see two groups of people working on enterprise RIA projects:

    1. People who know Java and J2EE and are novices to Flex

    2. People who know Flex with a little understanding of what’s going on on the server side (i.e. J2EE)

    I’m interviewing lots of enterprise developers for various Flex/Java roles, and it seems to be a trend that most people do not understand internals of BlazeDS/LCDS. While you can definitely find bits and pieces of information on the subject by googling specific topics and going through the product documentation, this 300-page book is something that gives you the entire picture of Flex-BlazeDS-J2EE data flow. How many people know what’s long polling and what why it’s better than polling? How to configure channels and endpoints to use long polling with failover to polling? Can you push the data form the server to the client with BlazeDS? How can you modify and extend the communication layer of BlazeDS (front-end channels and server-side adapters)? What are the option of conneting BlazeDS with the ORM framework (Hibernate)?

    This book gives you an overview of all these subjects with pretty simple to follow code samples. One of the reviewers wrote that he was falling to sleep while reading this book. Sure, it’s a lot more interesting reading about developing flashy UI gadgets. Give me yet another Flex video player and a photo album application!

    Unfortunately, there are boring areas in any Flex/Java enterprise application that can either turn your project either into a well performing stable RIA or put the server on its knees.

    If you are looking for a fundamental manuscript on BlazeDS, this is not the book you need. But if you are a busy professional/tech lead/PM who needs to quickly get the big picture and understand what his/her options are, this book will definitely help you.

  2. James D. Boyd says:

    Review by James D. Boyd for Professional BlazeDS: Creating Rich Internet Applications with Flex and Java (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)
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    Let me start by saying that I understand that writing a book is really difficult. I wish the author success in his future endeavors, but as a customer I am very dissatisfied.

    I was excited to get this book, but upon reading it I became much less enthusiastic. One of my biggest beefs with it is that the code is very poorly presented in the book. It also jumps around a lot. It is nearly impossible to sit down with this book alone and use the code in printed form to create a working example. The introduction to setting up a development environment is also terrible. I wish that I could get back my money and the time spent reading the book.

  3. Bykov Rodion says:

    Review by Bykov Rodion for Professional BlazeDS: Creating Rich Internet Applications with Flex and Java (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)
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    Very useful book for everyone working with Flex/AIR and remote data. If you ever wonder how Flash Remoting works from inside – this book is for you. BlazeDS is not only standalone Java server, but also comes bundled with Adobe Coldfusion 9 and Railo. Book will be helpful to Coldfusion/Railo developers to dig deeper into Flash Remoting and real-time messaging.

  4. K. Addaquay says:

    Review by K. Addaquay for Professional BlazeDS: Creating Rich Internet Applications with Flex and Java (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)
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    i must say this book really goes into the depths of blazeds. i have learned a ton from this book. my only frustrations were i hoped the java portions of the book were explained more since i am coming from a flex background. at times it got frustrating trying to understand how the java classes were structured…etc at times i would get errors because certain java classes were not imported because the sample in the book didnt show it. BUT at the same time it was great having to find these things out myself. overall, if you want to learn blazeds, i think this is one of the best books

    K

  5. D. Jain says:

    Review by D. Jain for Professional BlazeDS: Creating Rich Internet Applications with Flex and Java (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)
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    I had very little experience with BlazeDS. I could not find time to search the net for BlazeDS related information. I was looking for a book but most of them had bad reviews till I came across this one. I felt, I found the book which would help me come up to speed and also save time. I was right.

    I read the other posts and it seems like people learn through different mediums. Some with a lot of images, some with sample code and some with a lot of text explanation. This book was perfect for me and I would highly recommend it if you are new to BlazeDS or remoting from Flex in general. There was one chapter that I felt was very basic. It talked about the Flex controls which could have been avoided. I would give the benefit of doubt to the author.

    Hope the review helps.

  6. James Reitano says:

    Review by James Reitano for ActionScript 3.0 in Flex Builder Essential Training
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    Understanding that he has a LOT of ground to cover in spelling out the dynamics and syntax of ActionScript 3.0, Lott tends to glaze over certain fundamentals in AS3. Not so much due to depth of the tutorials (they get pretty elaborate), but much more in a boredom of the core basics and syntax of the language.

    I would’ve appreciated little more of an understanding of some of the more basic elements of Action Script 3.0 (“new” statements, arrays, etc.) Unfortunately, I spent half the time keeping up with Mr. Lotts lightning fast typing rather than understanding exactly what I was notating.

  7. Chris M. says:

    Review by Chris M. for ActionScript 3.0 in Flex Builder Essential Training
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    Joey Lott is a solid instructor, and in this series takes you briskly but effectively through writing ActionScript 3.0 code in Adobe Flex. It’s important to note that Joey is not teaching the mechanics of building an RIA with ActionScript, but more how ActionScript 3.0 works in general. Flex is a great tool for writing pure code and if you’re not convinced it’s the IDE for you this might just be the trick.

    Joey is easy to understand and teaches principles effectively. Its hard to find many good introductory teachers but Joey does a fantastic job of giving you the basics of Object Orientated Languages before spilling into AS 3.

    I’d highly recommend this to beginners looking to get their feet wet in AS 3, and for Flash designers looking for why Flex 3 is such a tremendous asset for AS 3 intensive projects.

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