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  • Mozzy
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    Hi there,
    I'm new to SilverStripe and I was told that the underlying framework supports AMF.
    Are there any examples or quick walk-throughs out there that could help me having a flex application as the frontend?

    I am still going back and forth between Symfony with Sympal and SilverStripe. If it is rather easy to have a Flex frontend in SilverStripe I would go for it.

    Cheers,
    Mozzy

  • Hamish
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    Re: Using Flex UI Link to this post

    Not sure if it supports AMF (as in, the binary format), but a SilverStripe template can be in any format you want - i.e. it can return XML that can be consumed by a Flex application.

  • banal
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    No, sapphire doesn't support AMF (at least not the 2.3.3 release and I don't think it's on the roadmap). I usually use XML to deliver content for flash sites. If you're thinking about a flash (flex) backend, you would look at a lot of work I'm afraid.
    Maybe you also want to have a look at the Zend Framework? They have a good AMF server implementation.

    Correction
    Sorry, I re-read your post. You're clearly talking about front-end, not backend. You should be fine using XML (unless you're building a web-application with SilverStripe/Flex?). I just recently completed a flash site (http://bold-werbung.ch/) with SilverStripe as backend. If you need some pointers how to do this, feel free to ask.

  • Mozzy
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    Re: Using Flex UI Link to this post

    Too bad...
    But I find it a bit odd since you (banal) mentioned in this post http://silverstripe.org/general-questions/show/261109#post261109 that is actually does?

    "It's a highly modular and mature framework with powerful DB abstraction, logger, and Server-Components. It comes with a JSON-RPC Server component (if you have a JavaScript client-app) or a AMF Component (if you plan to write your game-client in flash/flex)."

    Humm... well at the end I will then probably go for Symfony.

    Sorry I wrote the reply after I read your recent reply.
    Can you post an example of the Flash frontend?

  • banal
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    Re: Using Flex UI Link to this post

    Hi mozzy

    Sorry for the confusion. I was talking about the Zend Framework in that post (http://framework.zend.com/), which does indeed have an AMF RPC server component.

  • Ingo
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    Re: Using Flex UI Link to this post

    <shameless self promotion>
    The upcoming SilverStripe book has a 15 page recipe on creating a Flash frontend driven by SilverStripe CMS (via RestfulServer and custom XML output) ;)
    </shameless self promotion>

    We've done SilverStripe integration with AMFPHP before, so its possible - although I don't know much about the details.

  • Mo
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    When is the upcoming book going to be out? Will it be available in the uk?

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