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Flash Remoting Resources

These resources will get you up to speed on a variety of different technologies required when working with Flash Remoting. A Flash Remoting programmer will be utilizing many technologies, including Flash, an application server of some variety (ASP.NET, J2EE, ColdFusion, or PHP), a database or database server (MySQL, SQL Server, Access), SQL, and client-side HTML/JavaScript. Also, a knowledge of web services, XML, and Internet protocols is necessary. These books and other resources will be an asset to your continuing education in the field.

Check this page for online RIA links of interest to Flash Remoting developers.

Flash Remoting Links:

An open source project adding Flash Remoting to Perl
Perl implementation of Flash Remoting

Andrew Muller has posted some good Flash Remoting tutorials at www.daemon.com in the Tips and Tricks section.
Flash Remoting tutorials at daemon.com

Article on using ServerSide ActionScript in JRun 4 from the Macromedia site
Using ServerSide ActionScript

Blog from Steven Webster at iteration::two that focuses on RIAs

Blog from the Flash Community Manager, Mike Chambers
Mike Chambers' Weblog

Connecting to the Amazon.com web service using ASP.NET
O'Reilly article by Jason Michael Perry

Documentation about integrating Java in ColdFusion apps (used in FR when registering ActionScript classes on the server)
J2EE in CF Apps docs

Documentation for Flash Remoting at the Macromedia site
Livedocs for Flash Remoting

Documentation for the <cflogin> tag at the Macromedia site
CF Security livedoc

Flash-db has a some nice web services and examples that work with Flash Remoting, and a lot of other cool content
Flash DB

Flashorb is an excellent alternative implementation of Flash Remoting for Java and .NET

Good article on how to use Flash Remoting for J2EE, including some details on data types
Flash Remoting for J2EE article on O'Reilly

Great resource for the entire Studio MX line, which I contribute to regularly
Community MX

Interesting weblog that deals with Java issues in Flash Remoting
Flash Remoting with Java Weblog

Joey Lott wrote ActionScript Cookbook from O'Reilly. He is working on a port of FR classes for ActionScript 2.0, available here.
Joey Lott's site

Latest content from some of the best Flash blogs
Macromedia Blog aggregator for Flash blogs

Link to the Macromedia site where the Flash Remoting Components are available
Flash Remoting Components download

Macromedia online forum for Flash Remoting using JRun
JRun Flash Remoting forum

Macromedia's Designer/Developer center for Flash Remoting
Macromedia Flash Remoting Desdev

Main home page for Macromedia's Flash Remoting product
Macromedia Flash Remoting

Newsgroup that corresponds to the Flash Remoting forum at Macromedia
Flash Remoting Newsgroup

Online support forums at the Macromedia site for Flash Remoting
MM support forum for Flash Remoting

Openamf is an open-source alternative to the Flash Remoting for J2EE implementation from Macromedia, based partly on the AMFPHP project.
Open source alternative to Flash Remoting for Java

The ASTranslator aids in transferring Java objects to ActionScript.
The ASTranslator project for J2EE

The open-source project for Flash Remoting using PHP-based servers.
PHP Flash Remoting project

Updater for Flash Remoting components, and Flash gateway for ASP.NET and Java.
Flash Remoting Updaters


The following books are recommended to get you up to speed with some of the other technologies used when working with Flash Remoting.

Dreamweaver MX

Dreamweaver MX: The Complete Reference
by Ray West, Tom Muck
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 2nd edition
Pub Date : July 24, 2002
ISBN: 0-072-19514-2

Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual
by David McFarland
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates;
Pub Date : November 2002
ISBN: 0-596-00349-8


Programming ASP.NET
By Dan Hurwitz, Jesse Liberty
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : February 2002
ISBN : 0-596-00171-1

ASP.NET in a Nutshell
By G. Andrew Duthie, Matthew MacDonald
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : June 2002
ISBN : 0-596-00116-9

Programming C# (2nd Edition)
By Jesse Liberty
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : February 2002
ISBN : 0-596-00309-9

Programming Visual Basic .NET
By Dave Grundgeiger
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : December 2001
ISBN : 0-596-00093-6


Java in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition
By David Flanagan
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : March 2002
ISBN : 0-596-00283-1

Database Programming with JDBC and Java
By George Reese
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : August 2000
ISBN : 1-56592-616-1

Java Web Services
By David Chappell, Tyler Jewell
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : March 2002
ISBN : 0-596-00269-6


Programming Coldfusion
By Rob Brooks-Bilson
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : August 2001
ISBN : 1-56592-698-6

Macromedia® ColdFusion® MX: Web Application Construction Kit, Fifth Edition
By Ben Forta, Nate Weiss, Leon Chalnick, Angela Buraglia
Publisher : Peachpit Press
Pub Date : August 23, 2002
ISBN : 0-321-12516-9

Web Services

Programming Web Services with SOAP
By Pavel Kulchenko, James Snell, Doug Tidwell
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : December 2001
ISBN : 0-596-00095-2

Web Services Essentials
By Ethan Cerami
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : February 2002
ISBN : 0-596-00224-6


SQL in a Nutshell
By Kevin Kline
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : December 2000
ISBN : 1-56592-744-3

Transact-SQL Cookbook
By Jonathan Gennick, Ales Spetic
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : March 2002
ISBN : 1-56592-756-7

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, Second Edition
By Ben Forta
Publisher : Sams Publishing
Pub Date : April 26, 2001
ISBN : 0-672-32128-9


XML in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
By Elliotte Rusty Harold, W. Scott Means
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : June 2002
ISBN : 0-596-00292-0


Programming PHP
By Rasmus Lerdorf, Kevin Tatroe
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : March 2002
ISBN : 1-56592-610-2

Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL
By David Lane, Hugh E. Williams
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : March 2002
ISBN : 0-596-00041-3

Other technologies

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition
By David Flanagan
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : November 2001
ISBN : 0-596-00048-0

Mastering Regular Expressions, Second Edition
by Jeffrey, E. F. Friedl
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates; 2nd edition
Pub Date : July 15, 2002
ISBN: 0-596-00289-0