Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Flexstore: Flash, Ajax, Rails

Category: Flash, JavaScript, Ruby, Showcase

Christophe Coenraets has written a tutorial Flexstore on Rails.

The tutorial takes Flexstore, a traditional shopping cart, and gets it going with Rails on the backend.

The example is interesting in how it shows Flash and Ajax working together. The main catalog is a Flash application on the right hand side, and on the left we have sliders and widgets using the Yahoo! UI library.

How does Rails fit in again? This shows Rails as a web service provider. The application uses XML builders (taken from Groovy XML Markup) to output product information in XML, which Flex then uses.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:58 pm
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Good proof of concept especially with the AJAX/Flex interaction.

Interestingly enough I put a tutorial for intergrating Flex and Rails on my blog on Monday (http://www.liverail.net/articles/2006/04/16/rubyonrails-1-1-and-flex-2-0-pt-1)
Its much lower level showing the Flex MXML code and some of the new REST features in Rails 1.1

Comment by Stuart Eccles — April 19, 2006

I just installed Flex Store!
It’s just great. gotta try it too.

Rocking cool!

Comment by Webdesign — August 14, 2006

I cannot believe this stuff! It’s so amazing. I wonder, how the web will soon change with this tool!
gotta lovin it!

Comment by Europäisches Wissensnetzwerk — September 12, 2006

Has anyone taken this further with a checkout script to make it a complete application?

Comment by Chris — October 4, 2006

just installed Flex Store!
It’s just great. gotta try it too.

Rocking cool!

Comment by katalog — October 14, 2006

Bumping what Chris has said!

Has anyone taken this further with a checkout script to make it a complete application?

Would help a lot of us immensely.
Please share!

Comment by Web Designer — November 21, 2006

This link is broken, anyone know where it went?

Comment by ChasM — October 23, 2007

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