One of the new features of Flash Builder 4 is the inclusion of the DCD workflows, or Data Centric Development to give it it’s full title; which allows for easy integration and wiring up of data from various server solutions. This new feature has peaked my interest the most by the fact that the DCD for PHP utilizes the Zend_AMF from within Zend framework. Something I hadn’t played around with too much. I’m used to consuming data in Flash via remote objects through various AMF implementations; but I hadn’t played with Zend_AMF or the full Zend framework stack. So while front-end communication via AMF hadn’t changed for me – per se, I still had the issue of working with / learning the Zend framework for the actual server application development.
I’m currently developing an AIR application with my good friend Rich. Obviously we’re using Flex for the UI and client-side logic. On the back-end we’re going to use AMFPHP (a personal favourite of mine). In the past I’ve used Dreamweaver,… Continue Reading