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May 8, 2006
ColdFusion MX 7 Flex Connectivity Updater - 7.0.2 BETA 3 Now Available

Today we released Flex 2 Beta 3 and ColdFusion MX 7 Flex Connectivity Updater - 7.0.2  BETA 3. We sincerely hope you can take some time and put both through their paces.

In this Beta you will find features that allow ColdFusion to provide server-side logic for Flex applications and hot fixes to other ColdFusion functionality. Beta 3 includes the following key components:

  • An updated CF Reporting Engine
  • CF 7.0.1 Cumulative Hotfix 1, 2 and 3, including MS IE EOLAS fix for UI components, Flash Forms, etc.
  • Updates JRE to 1.4.2_09 for Server and JRun Multi-Server configurations
  • New "Flex Integration" CF Admin page to turn on/off Flash Remoting and Flex Data Services support
  • Support for restricting the IP address of machines that are allowed to connect to the Flex Asynchronous Messaging Gateway and CF Flex Data Services.
  • Flash Remoting Update, Flex Asynchronous Messaging Event Gateway, and Flex Data Services Adapter all now support user authentication
  • Flash Remoting AS3 Update
  • Flex Asynchronous Messaging Event Gateway
  • Flex Data Services Adapter
  • ColdFusion Extensions for Flex Builder 2
  • Services Browser (remote Web Services and CFCs) Plug-in
  • RDS Table CRUD DAO/ActiveRecord & Flex Assembler CFC Generation Wizard
  • CF Remote Development Services Plug-in
  • Actionscript Value Object to CFC Value Object Wizard
  • CFC Value Object to Actionscript Value Object Wizard
  • ColdFusion / Flex DB Application Generation Wizard  (available to B3 users around May 12)

We're particularly excited about Beta 3, and the productivity features we've added to FlexBuilder 2 for ColdFusion customers.

We're currently putting the final touches on the ColdFusion / Flex 2 DB Application Generation Wizard, and we hope to refresh the CF / FlexBuilder 2 plugins soon to add this exciting functionality that will bring hyper-RAD productivity to ColdFusion customers using FlexBuilder 2, to dramatically jump-start Flex 2 /CF DB application RIA construction.

For now, here's a sneak peek at the ColdFusion / Flex 2 DB Application Generation Wizard and resulting generated Flex 2 / ColdFusion application:

Wizard Navigation Panel Wizard Project Settings Panel

Sample Generated Flex 2 / ColdFusion Application

Get more info and download everything from the Labs site: here: http://labs.adobe.com

Welcome to the future of RAD RIA development!

Damon