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Mar 21 / Andrew Spaulding

Flex 2 sample applications – follow up

Recently I posted to the community asking what they wanted to see built using Flex 2, something that would help you understand Flex and its event model, or demonstrate a possible approach for architecting and developing an application using a framework etc. Thank you all for your responses, they were all as worthy as eachother, in particular Tariq's (cflex.net) comments on building open source tools/samples that demonstrate real applications. This is something that I totally agree with, and with the Flex Framework SDK available for free this is something that will hopefully grow over time.

Without building an entire application I would prefer to focus on Flex design and development and the integration with an existing problem domain. For this case I have opted to build a Flex presentation layer for the

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open source Tudu Lists project. Tudu Lists is an on-line application for managing todo lists. This is a great project that provides m

any opportunites to use a whole bunch of the Flex product line and ActionScript libraries – Flex Builder and the Framework for the presentation, Flex charting components to visually display progress of tasks, Flex Data Services for sharing Tudu Lists with friend (cross client collaboration), ActionScript 3.0 Libraries such as the RSS readers etc for reading the RSS feed of your Tudu Lists.

The list goes on ;) Even with such a basic concept I hope to demonstrate the possibilities available when using the many portions of Flex to create a rich and engaging experience. I also plan to use the open source Cairngorm Microarchitecture for the development framework for the Flex client.

I have asked a friend of mine, Chris Marmo, to provide some usability recommendations based on the existing application, and define how Flex can improve the user experience.

So over the coming weeks I hope to post updates on the progress of the project, and will make the completed application available for download. I won't guarantee dates for updates/releases but will continue to let you know how things are coming along.

Happy flex'ing!

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  • http://www.emaxsoftware.com shimju david

    Hi,

    Which middle ware you are going to use for this project? Is it Coldfusion MX?

  • http://www.emaxsoftware.com shimju david

    Hi,

    Which middle ware you are going to use for this project? Is it Coldfusion MX?

  • http://www.flexdaddy.info Andrew Spaulding

    Tudu Lists is a Java based application using Struts, so without modifying the source code of the application I will merely add some new mappings to different JSP pages based on the Struts Action. The data calls won’t be anything fancy, I will be using HTTPServices for traditional HTTP Request/Response integration (atleast for the initial version anyway).

    The purpose of this project is to demonstrate Flex as a presentation layer, and in this case demonstrates how you can change the ‘View’ in your MVC architecture.

  • http://www.flexdaddy.info Andrew Spaulding

    Tudu Lists is a Java based application using Struts, so without modifying the source code of the application I will merely add some new mappings to different JSP pages based on the Struts Action. The data calls won’t be anything fancy, I will be using HTTPServices for traditional HTTP Request/Response integration (atleast for the initial version anyway).

    The purpose of this project is to demonstrate Flex as a presentation layer, and in this case demonstrates how you can change the ‘View’ in your MVC architecture.

  • http://www.cflex.net Tariq Ahmed

    SWEEEET! :)

    On that note, they release announced a Flex 2 developers derby; so if you want a 42″ plasma TV there’s some added motivation. ;)

  • http://www.cflex.net Tariq Ahmed

    SWEEEET! :)

    On that note, they release announced a Flex 2 developers derby; so if you want a 42″ plasma TV there’s some added motivation. ;)

  • http://www.flexdaddy.info Andrew Spaulding

    I wish I could, but being an employee I’m out of the picture ;)

    On a side note to the competition, Robin Hilliard of Rocketboots has announced a Flex developer competition for the Rest of the World (outside of the US and Canada). Check it out at his blog – Rocketboots Rest of the World Developer Space Race!. It includes the same categories as the Flex Developer Derby, with 6 iPod Nano’s to be won!

  • http://www.flexdaddy.info Andrew Spaulding

    I wish I could, but being an employee I’m out of the picture ;)

    On a side note to the competition, Robin Hilliard of Rocketboots has announced a Flex developer competition for the Rest of the World (outside of the US and Canada). Check it out at his blog – Rocketboots Rest of the World Developer Space Race!. It includes the same categories as the Flex Developer Derby, with 6 iPod Nano’s to be won!

  • Kas

    I am trying to proviode a flex front end for an existing Struts application.Wat happened to the project :

    “Tudu Lists is a Java based application using Struts, so without modifying the source code of the application I will merely add some new mappings to different JSP pages based on the Struts Action. The data calls won’t be anything fancy, I will be using HTTPServices for traditional HTTP Request/Response integration (atleast for the initial version anyway).

    The purpose of this project is to demonstrate Flex as a presentation layer, and in this case demonstrates how you can change the ‘View’ in your MVC architecture.�

    Kindly help

  • Kas

    I am trying to proviode a flex front end for an existing Struts application.Wat happened to the project :

    “Tudu Lists is a Java based application using Struts, so without modifying the source code of the application I will merely add some new mappings to different JSP pages based on the Struts Action. The data calls won’t be anything fancy, I will be using HTTPServices for traditional HTTP Request/Response integration (atleast for the initial version anyway).

    The purpose of this project is to demonstrate Flex as a presentation layer, and in this case demonstrates how you can change the ‘View’ in your MVC architecture.�

    Kindly help

  • Aravind

    Hi ,
    Is Flex presentation layer code available now ? I am eagerly waiting for the code :-)

  • Aravind

    Hi ,
    Is Flex presentation layer code available now ? I am eagerly waiting for the code :-)

  • Sabari

    HI

    I have one issue like while integrating flex3 and jsp with sturts,tomcat application hanging

  • Sabari

    HI

    I have one issue like while integrating flex3 and jsp with sturts,tomcat application hanging