28 August 2006

WebORB for Rails: connectivity between Flex and Flash Remoting clients and Ruby on Rails

WebORB for Ruby on Rails | Flex RPC and Flash Remoting for Ruby on Rails

This is just really cool. Take a look at the page. It makes putting a Flex front end on your RoR apps really easy. What's nice is that it's an easy install, and then it exposes your Rails objects as Flex Data SErvices or Flash Remoting gateway, which means that it's the natural way for Flex or Flash to work with it. In the past I've connected Flex apps up to Rails apps via web services and JSON as the data transport. This works just fine, but it appears this will be a more direct and natural integration for Flex. Here's the diagram from their site:

WebORB diagram

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