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Flex:201 Data & Messaging

Flex:201 Data & Messaging
  • Price £497.00
  • Level Intermediate
  • Duration 2 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


Flex Data and Communications provides experienced application developers with hands-on, practical experience connecting their Flex front ends to remote, dynamic data using Flex Data Services. This two day course instructs developers how to connect with remote data using web services and Flex Data Services’ features allowing communication with a Java backend. In addition, skills will be learned how to manipulate and format the returned data.


This course is designed for application developers who want to connect their Flex front ends to dynamic data.

Assumed Knowledge

You’ll have attended the Flex Rich Client Applications course or have equivalent knowledge of the topics covered in that course.


You’ll learn to develop client rich applications with Flex.

Course Content

Installing the Web Application Server and BlazeDS

  • Creating a project in a server based environment
  • Interacting with SOAP web services to request and submit data
  • The BlazeDS proxy service to integrate disparate systems
  • Restful web services and Flash Builder 4
  • Java Remoting, AMF and BlazeDS
  • Hibernate and Spring integration
  • Using the messaging service to implement a simple chat tool
  • Comparing LiveCycle Data Services and BlazeDS
  • Implementing LCDS on our web application server
  • Live messaging with RTMP
  • Flex <→ LiveCycle Integration
  • Introducing Data Management Services and editable grids

Version control in Flash Builder 4

  • The Model View Controller design pattern and the Cairngorm Framework
  • Creating the key elements of the framework
  • Value Objects and the importance of strong typing
  • Building custom events and commands
  • The role of the front controller
  • Service integration with delegates, responders and asynctokens
  • Displaying our results visually
  • Enabling filtering through interaction, events and commands
  • Event driven Master-Detail sets
  • Grouping Collections and Client Side Analysis
  • Deploying the release build of your application

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