Flex-Ajax Bridge by Adobe Labs

What Is the Flex-Ajax Bridge?

The Flex-Ajax Bridge (FABridge) is a small, unobtrusive library of code that you can insert into an Adobe® Flex™ application, a Flex component, or even an empty SWF file to expose it to scripting in the browser. It is being released to the community under an open source license.

Where Should I Use the Flex-Ajax Bridge?

You may find the FABridge library useful if you:
Want to use a rich Flex component in an Ajax application but don’t want to write a lot of Flex code. If you wrap the component in a bridge-enabled stub application, you can script it entirely from JavaScript – including using eval()’d JavaScript generated remotely by the server.
Only have one or two people on your team who know Flex. While I would strongly encourage everyone to grab a copy of Flex and try it out (you’ll love it, I promise!), the FABridge library allows everyone on your team to use the work produced by one or two Flex specialists.
Are building an integrated RIA with both Flex and Ajax portions. While you could build the integration yourself using ExternalInterface, you might find it faster to start with FABridge as a head start.

What Do I Need to Use It?

To use the FABridge library and samples, you must have the following:
» Flex Builder™ 2 or Flex 2 SDK
» Flash Player 9
» Internet Explorer or Firefox, with JavaScript enabled
» Any HTTP server to run the samples

Visit Adobe Labs for more info about Flex-Ajax Bridge Technology

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

nineteen − five =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.