Building Real-Time Web Applications With Flex
Source: Adobe Systems
It is easier than ever to build and deploy dynamic, scalable web applications that can transact with live data in real time. Using powerful client-side technologies in the Adobe Flash Platform Flex, Adobe AIR, and Flash - developers can create rich Internet applications that subscribe to live feeds via integration with back-end services. Adobe Live Cycle Data Services ES runs on the server to provide real-time transactional services, enabling RIAs to pull and aggregate information from core enterprise applications and feeds outside the firewall. In the past, deploying real-time applications has been a challenge, often relying on client/server architectures that are expensive to maintain. Web-based Ajax applications solve part of the problem, but they might have difficulty handling large data sets and supporting multiple browsers.