After spending hours and hours Googling. I am new to Flex and would like to learn to interact with dynamic data slowly. Indeed, too much information is available online but have yet to come across the right info. This is what I have so far:
Flex Builder 3.0 configured with Eclipse.
I followed couple of online tutorial and realized that I need to install FDS 2.0 which for the life of me cannot be found on Adobe. I have done searches for FDS2.0 Express Edition and directed to Adobe download site and when I tried to download it, I end up with Flex Builder 3.0 NOT FDS 2.0.
Right to the point:
What server(s) do I need:
What else do I need to get going Data Services? I would highly appreciate your help.
FDS is now LiveCycle Data Services (LCDS). Please find more details on LCDS at the URL below. You can also have a look at BlazeDS, which is a free and open source version on LCDS. Please find more details on BlazeDS at the URL below.
All said BlazeDS/LCDS is for Java based back ends. If you are using PHP and need to get the power of Remoting and other you can try AMFPHP.
Regarding servers, you can use Apache Tomcat/JBoss/Jrun4 for Java as the server side technology. If you are using PHP as the server side technology then you might have to configure the servers mentioned above a little bit to get the PHP scripts executed.