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My pass of information for the people looking to use Flex with BlazeDS


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I when approaching Flex Data Services (BlazeDS and Live Cycle
Data services ).. I noticed there was a huge gap of understanding.

So here are a few things I noticed which may help:

BlazeDS is a java based meaning it needs a Java program such
as Tomcat or JBoss to run..

By standard blazeDS comes with tomcat that will run on your
computer… And LCDS (live cycle data service) comes with JRun
(for local development use only)…

Remoting needs you to create a Java classes in order to pass
data, for example from a database… Now this side of things is
quite JAVA and therefore you’re probably going to need to do
a lot of Java programming.

However the messaging side of BlazeDS works well with
flex… If this is what you’re looking into, you should
concentrate on the produceer and consumer mxml objects:



At first glance, these two seem stupidly simple and
un-powerful, but as you start to understand how to use them between
multiple applications, you will see how powerful they are.

And the config files...!

To get you pointed in the correct directions, review this
blog and focus on the tutorial section:


Also remember that before live cycle, it was Flex Data
Services, try searching for some tutorials or learning materials on

And also if your new to all this start with BlazeDS as it
seems more user friendly. Its just like using a restricted version
of LCDS. But works very much the same.!

Hope this helps, JC

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Former Community Member
Thankyou JCRobinson ! Your post really helped me .


Former Community Member
Thanks prasoon.

I only had a few mins to write it, was in work lol.. What
helped you from that blurb, if you don't mind me asking?