Open Source Flashcom server – RED5, recent version starts supporting AMF0 and AMF3 protocols. This is an amazing feature with RED5 server, when people are looking for free Open Source based AMF3 Remoting.
RemoteObject object can be used to connect AMF3 gateway while building application with Flex 2, 3 and on AIR based applications. NetConnection object can be used to connect AMF3 from Flash CS3 by setting the ObjectEncoding property to AMF3. Changing the ObjectEncoding property to AMF3, you can test Oscartrelles AS3 Flash Remoting Example with Flash CS3.
Here is a small tip to set status bar messages in AIR Application.
Application.application.statusBar.status = “Hello World..”;
Granite Data Services aims to be a free, open source (LGPL’d), alternative to Adobe® Flex™ 2 Data Services for J2EE application servers. Note that alternative does not mean replacement: it rather means that Granite DS supports AMF3 serialization/deserialization via RemoteObject.
GDS implements service factories required for:
EJB3 (Session and Entity Beans),
Simple Java classes (aka POJO) interactions.
GDS is designed to be lightweight, robust, fast and highly configurable. While GDS is still in early development stage, you should be already able to use the current 0.2 version in non critical production environment.
What is Artemis?
Artemis is a community focused project aimed at bringing external libraries to the Flex / Flash environment. The goal of Artemis is to provide features in the Flex / Flash desktop application domain that are not currently available. The Artemis framework allows a developer to create their own custom libraries (currently written in java with plans to support other languages) that integrate with a Flex / Flash Apollo application. Developers will be encouraged to share Artemis libraries they’ve built and discuss new features through this web site.
Interesting project, Keep an eye on its releases!!!
Christophe Herreman had come up with an IoC Container approach to set actual implementation of the remote services and the service locator in an external xml which helps to change the remoting gateway details without compilation hassles.
Yahoo open up the application programming interfaces (APIs) for Yahoo Mail to encourage Web develpers to build application using its mail service. Guys!! test drive it with Apollo using Yahoo Mail WebService APIs.