ColdFusion And Flex Builder Get Extensions
Adobe has released ColdFusion extensions for FlexBuilder 2 and MX 7 Updater 2.
In the company’s own words, it “has created a deep level of integration and productivity tools for Flex and ColdFusion making it easy for ColdFusion developers to get started and become productive building Flex applications.”
As reported by the ColdFusion News Desk, Adobe said “the ColdFusion Extensions for Flex Builder 2 boosts developer productivity, enabling them to perform common coding tasks in a fraction of the time.”
The extensions will include “a collection of powerful wizards that automatically generate code and applications; a Remote Development Services (RDS) module; and a Services Browser for web services and CFC introspection.”
Adobe also took a moment to plug its products, saying, “Adobe Flex 2 is the most complete solution for creating and delivering engaging, cross-platform, rich Internet applications within the enterprise and across the web . . . . The combination of the rich user experience of Flex 2 and the productivity of ColdFusion MX 7 provides the fastest, easiest way to create rich Internet applications.”
As for the ColdFusion MX 7 Updater 2, Adobe said it included “a new version of Flash Remoting,” a “Flex Message Gateway,” and a “Flex Data Services assembler.”
These last two features can, respectively, “be used within a Flex application to specify a ColdFusion event gateway as a destination for messages,” and enable “the use of Flex Data Management Services with ColdFusion components (CFCs).”
These extensions should prove useful to all who are involved with this sort of thing.