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Flash Builder 4 Data Wizard for HTTP Services – A love story in 1 act

Dear Reader,

Disclosure: I work with Blue Parabola, Adobe is a customer of Blue Parabola.

If you’ve been paying attention, you will have noticed that I recently published a series of articles over on phparch.com discussing the new Data Connection Wizard for PHP that Adobe has built into Flash Builder 4. While I am not a great fan of Wizards in general, I recognize that there is a segment of the developer population that does like them so I respect that and try not to run screaming from the room every time I see someone using one.
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Flash Builder 4 and packaging

Dear Reader,

I am currently teaching a class for php|architect and Adobe, “Rich Internet Applications with Flex and PHP“. Today, one of the topics we covered was packaging classes. I was demonstrating how easy it was to create packages in Flash Builder 4 and going along nicely using my slides when a student asked a question.

“Why doesn’t it actually create the sub packages for me? Do I need to do that myself?”

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