JAVA and FLEX: An Ideal combination to built RIA applications

The Java Platform – We must say that it had made it presence rock solid, when we think about server-side application development. If you think about to develop to rich user interfaces using Java, particular about this stage Java has been little to offer. Undoubtedly, Java applets have lots to offers, and even it’s remained a RIA choice for over a decade. Applets have funny fonts. They still take time to load on browsers as it has to load and run the entire JRE. This is the limitation of Java, and main reason why Java failed as a RIA.

Using Java as a client-side tool has been eclipsed in the RIA market by Flex. Flex is a powerful technology; and it has the most ideal component library for rich user interface development. This makes the use Java as back-end server side and flex as front-end side technology as an ideal combination for developing RIA applications.

Action Script 3.0 is pretty comparable and compatible for Java Developers.  So it’s very easy and quick to understand and learn. LCDS & BlazeDS offers object marshalling between Flex and Java server-side.

The Flex IDE is built on eclipse, which can be very easily used as a stand-alone flex builder or as an eclipse plug-in. Practically, all Java developers may have some experience or exposure to the eclipse development environment. The Flex development tools provide the clearest link for Java developers.

Mainly; Flex .swf, .swc and other additional resource files can be positioned into java .jar files for deployment alongside middle-tier bean code. This makes for a single deployment unit for a vertical-stack web application.

Flex is the robust and ideal framework to build rich internet applications. Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR is now the matchless deployment platform for any client-tier applications; and mainly the Java remains the ideal server-side enterprise development platform. Merging the power of Flex & Java results into creating the feature rich and robust applications.

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