Flash Remoting for J2EE Developers (27 tags)
Rich Internet Applications are slowly becoming more popular, with web services gluing desktop clients to more traditional back ends. Macromedia's Flash Remoting MX for J2EE is one way to connect a Flash client to a J2EE back end. Alon Salant reveals the tricky details of using Flash Remoting for J2EE and outlines a simple architecture for creating the interfaces that make this possible.
Exploring Laszlo Classes, Attributes, and Events (14 tags)
Laszlo offers an interesting option for rich client-side GUIs--XML markup of widgets and their event handling, which is then converted into a Flash executable that is run with the Flash plugin in the user's browser. Satya Komatineni introduces Laszlo and shows how to get started writing web applications with it.
Flash to the Rescue (14 tags)
Using Flash, Jason Levitt shows another variation of a workaround to the limitations of
XMLHttpRequest object, the foundation of Ajax.
Screencasting Strategies (9 tags)
In response to reader requests for more information on the process of making screencasts--video representations of screen activity--Jon Udell devotes this column to guidelines and tips he's developed for capturing audio and video, and for editing screencasts, regardless of the tools you use.