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Thread: Generator or Flash MX ??

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    Hi,
    I m working on a project which involves lot of database interaction.

    Generator Approach:
    I came to know that Flash MX does not support generator objects, which means i have to save it as flash 5 file and all the new features of Flash mx will not work.
    However, i will be directly interacting with the database in this case.

    XML Approach:
    In this, i can ask a servlet to dish out data in xml format
    from the database. But here i'll have no direct interaction with the databse.
    Although, i'll be using all the new feature like components etc. and might later on shift to remoting components to query data.

    Can anyone suggest me which approach should be better??

    Thanks in advance...
    AJ

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    just trying to keep this post up!

    can anyone reply??

    AJ

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    hi,

    www.bossmodelz.com was recently moved from flash5 w. generator (non-database, php & arrays used) to flash mx (asp + database).

    I think it's a lot easier to maintain and update now that it's mx-based, particularly because of the components(listboxes and combo boxes especially).

    combo boxes particularly can be dynamically filled to provide sorting options on query results. this is very handy and neat.

    none of the database interaction is "direct", it's all done through external scripts called from flash.

    Cheers,
    Ben

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    i dont think so ... generator is taking huge amount of money ... so hav to pay much $$$.

    you can use flash remoting for it.

    this is what i believe. and yeah if you have some more $$$ please send them to me. lol

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    thanks!

    thanks benlowry!

    i wanted to use MX only coz of components and new features... but was not sure abt generator's capabilities ... so wanted to knw... if someone who has used it can tell..

    Thanks!

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    hi aashu...

    flash remoting... will only work on a coldfusion MX server no?

    i will be using Win 2000 server... with a java server i guess... but no cold fusionMX

    AJ

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    Arckid - Curving the Web
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    i seen 2-3 hosts who are providing free coldfusion hosting. try google to search them ...

    freeCFM.com or somewhat ... i not remember the names exactly.

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    free coldfusion MX hosting??? really!!!

    but i am making an intranet application for US client... so thats out of question... moreover... it will run on server on laptops... & then synch. info later with main server...

    so coldfusion MX is just out of scene here...

    can u run flash remoting on a java server??? thats wat i wanna knw!


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    Arckid - Curving the Web
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    are you talking about JRun?

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    no jrun... jrun is macromedia product... simple java server... no relation with macromedia...
    can it run flash component...? i guess no


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    Arckid - Curving the Web
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    no idea ... but you are talking about which java server ?

    u mean that servlet (jsp) thing?

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    nevermind... i guess at this point of time, no java server will support flash remoting...

    & i guess... generator is not worth it... so i 'll follow xml with servlets...

    Thanks!

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