Rich Internet Applications
with Flex and AIR

Christophe Coenraets
http://coenraets.org


http://opensource.adobe.com/flex...
RIA Trends


                                                         Expressiveness
                                     ...
Widest Reach in the World



Flash Player has 99%
reach
on connected PCs
8 million installs/day
Cross-OS runtime to run rich Internet applications on the
                       desktop.

   Embedded RDBMS (SQLite)     ...
Flex Programming Model

      ActionScript (ECMAScript 4)
         public class MyClass implements MyInterface {
         ...
ECMAScript 4 Language Characteristics

      Types
      Classes
      Interfaces
      Packages
      Namespaces
      St...
Class Library

UI Components                                           Data Visualization
      Datagrid, Tree, List, Tile...
Data Connectivity

      RPC
              HTTPService
              WebService
              RemoteObject
      Publish/S...
More Flex Capabilities

      Localization
              Static or dynamic resource bundles

      Large Application Parti...
FlexBuilder

      Eclipse Plugin or Standalone
      Design View and Code View
      Code Completion
      Refactoring
  ...
Adobe Flex

                                                 Adobe®                               Adobe
                  ...
Rich Internet Applications
with Flex and AIR

http://opensource.adobe.com/flex
http://opensource.adobe.com/blazeds
http://...
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  1. 1. Rich Internet Applications with Flex and AIR Christophe Coenraets http://coenraets.org http://opensource.adobe.com/flex http://opensource.adobe.com/blazeds http://flex.org 2006 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. RIA Trends Expressiveness Vector Graphics Rich Media Audio, Video Performance VM, JIT Compiler Real Time Pub/Sub Messaging Desktop Client Desktop sandbox, Offline Programming Model Enterprise Integration 2006 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. Widest Reach in the World Flash Player has 99% reach on connected PCs 8 million installs/day
  4. 4. Cross-OS runtime to run rich Internet applications on the desktop. Embedded RDBMS (SQLite) Native OS drag-and-drop Database API Network detection Embedded HTML engine (WebKit) System notifications File I/O API Application updates
  5. 5. Flex Programming Model ActionScript (ECMAScript 4) public class MyClass implements MyInterface { public function doSomething():void { try { } catch (e:Exception) { } } } MXML <VBox> <DataGrid dataProvider=“{ws.getProducts.result}”/> <LineChart dataProvider=“{ws.getProducts.result}”/> <Button label=“Get Data” click=“ws.getProducts()”/> </VBox> 2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6. ECMAScript 4 Language Characteristics Types Classes Interfaces Packages Namespaces Strong and dynamic typing Closures 2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. Class Library UI Components Data Visualization Datagrid, Tree, List, TileList, LineChart, ColumnChart, BarChart, HorizontalList, ... PieChart, HLOC, Candle, Plot, Bubble, Tab, Accordion, Menu, ... ContextMenu, ... AdvancedDataGrid, OLAPDataGrid RichText Editor, Sliders, ... Expressiveness ToggleButton, PopupButton, ... Styling and Skinning Media Effects, Transitions Video, Audio, Streaming Data Layout Management HTTPService, WebService, Panel, VBox, HBox, VDividedBox, RemoteObject HDivideBox, Form, Tile, Grid, … Producer, Consumer Constraint-based layouts DataService View States E4X data binding Paging Validators Formatters 2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. Data Connectivity RPC HTTPService WebService RemoteObject Publish/Subscribe Polling Long Polling HTTPStreaming Full duplex socket-based protocol (RTMP) Data Management Automatic Client to Middle-Tier Data Synchronization Conflict Resolution Automatic Clients Synchronization (Object changes pushed to clients subscribed to object) Offline synchronization Paging 2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9. More Flex Capabilities Localization Static or dynamic resource bundles Large Application Partitioning Runtime Shared Libraries Modules Build Integration Command line compiler ANT tasks Unit Testing FlexUnit Functional Testing Flex Automation Package Mercury QTP Rational Functional Tester 7.1 Borland 2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10. FlexBuilder Eclipse Plugin or Standalone Design View and Code View Code Completion Refactoring Visual CSS Editor Visual Debugger Visual Profiler Multiple SDK Support Data Wizards (ASP, J2EE, PHP, ColdFusion, …) Web Services introspection and stubs generation 2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
  11. 11. Adobe Flex Adobe® Adobe Flex™ 3 SDK Flex™ Builder™ 3 ® Open Source Flex Standard Edition SDK MXML and ActionScript 3.0 Visual Layout Framework and Class Library Code Hinting Command-line Compiler Debugging Skinning & Styling Adobe® LiveCycle® Data Services ES Blaze DS Professional Edition Data Management Messaging Charting Components Web-Tier Compiler RPC Services Advanced DataGrid / OLAP RIA-PDF Creation Service Adapters Performance/Memory Profiling Portal Deployment Proxy Service Automated f(x) testing support 2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
  12. 12. Rich Internet Applications with Flex and AIR http://opensource.adobe.com/flex http://opensource.adobe.com/blazeds http://flex.org Christophe Coenraets http://coenraets.org 2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
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