Adobe announced BlazeDS, AMF Specification goes Open Source

Flash RemotingOn December 13th, Adobe announced plans to release source code for its remoting and messaging technologies under a new open source product named BlazeDS. BlazeDS is currently available as beta on Adobe Labs.

BlazeDS is the server-based Java remoting and web messaging technology that enables developers to easily connect to back-end distributed data and push data in real-time to Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR applications for more responsive rich Internet application (RIA) experiences.

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Huge record intake by Flash!

Mike Downey had once said, “I was even asked by one team of developers how they could solve a performance problem they encounter when loading 700,000 complex data records into the Flash player via Remoting! OMG!”, at the MAX India 2004. Well, I was also there and I tried to reply with a rather surprised notion of, “Why so much record at a time?”.

The instant thought that came into my mind was break it up. Anyway, as we are talking on a superficial manner, I was unable to help the developer totally solve it. Today, while I was discussing a project with one of my developer friend, the same topic came up again. Why? but why do we need to get that much of record into an application? And we are talking of Flash here, where it is best left to take in things in pieces. And with remoting (the developer told us that he was using remoting), for instance, CFMX remoting have the inbuilt paging option for your recordset, so why not use it? If there is no way to solve the situation in that manner, then I am really doubtful if the application have been architectured well in the first place.

If that team of developer is observing this, you can comment on the same and we can discuss and may be I or other reader would be able to help you.