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Re: Why Coldfusion and Flex ?

Subject: Re: Why Coldfusion and Flex ?
From: "Robert S"
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 04:39:32 +0000 UTC
Newsgroups: macromedia.coldfusion.cfml_general_discussion

abudahim,

 Flex is a nice way to create client side applications. It can run as a 
stand-alone "SWF" application, but if you want to interact with any types of 
data that exist on a server, you need a server interface. Most Flex programmers 
use ColdFusion server to allow that interface to the data on the server. You 
can move, create, and alter files, access database servers, and create 
PDF/Flash Paper outputs using ColdFusion.

 ColdFusion is basically the least expensive server interface option (and the 
simplist in my opinion) for Flex.

 I should note that Flex cannot do everything ColdFusion can do as Flex 
requires a server interface for the above mentioned. Once your applications 
require data from the server, you will need an interface. ColdFusion can do 
almost everything that Flex can once you incorporate AJAX technologies, but 
because AJAX is a js/xml/html/css combined technology - it does suffer the bugs 
of various browsers where Flash (or Flex) is a compiled "swf" file that, in 
theory, is more platform robust once compiled.

 Hope this answers your question.


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