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This volume is a handbook for enterprise system developers, guiding them through the intricacies and lessons learned in enterprise application development. It provides proven solutions to the everyday problems facing information systems developers.
Filippo di Pisa
Over the past few years, the now-open source Adobe Flex framework has been adopted by the Java community as the preferred framework for Java rich Internet applications (RIAs) using Flash for the presentation layer. Flex helps Java developers to build and maintain expressive web/desktop applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and operating systems. Beginning Java and Flex describes new, simpler, and faster ways to develop enterprise RIAs. This book is not only for Java or Flex developers, but also for all web developers who want to increase their productivity and the quality of their development. The aim of the book is to teach the new frontier of web development using open source, agile, lightweight Java frameworks with Flex. Java lightweight framework programming helps Flex developers create dynamic-looking enterprise applications. Flex and Java are becoming very popular for both business and interactive applications. What you’ll learn What Adobe Flex is and how to use it in your Java development of the presentation tier or rich clients How to use Spring, Hibernate, and/or Maven with Flex How to use Flex and Java to create rich Internet applications and/or clients How to create Flash-based/enabled business applications How to write more stable Java-based Flex applications and reusable code How to create some Flash-based game applications Who this book is for This book is for Java developers who want to get into Flex, Spring, Hibernate, and/or Maven, and for all Flex developers who want to create projects with the most frequently used Java frameworks. Also, this book could be interesting for most other web developers because Java/Flex, once learned, will increase their productivity and the quality of their development. Table of Contents Developing with Java and Flex Presenting the Sample Application Configuring Your Development Environment Inversion of Control Spring JDBC and Hibernate Spring Security Flex (The View Layer) Working with Data in Flex BlazeDS Using Flex, Spring, and Hibernate Together