Connecting Flex 4 and RESTful Web Services using Zend Framework

David Flatley writes;

With Adobe’s latest incarnation of the Flex Framework and the Flash Builder integrated development environment (IDE), creating truly engaging front-end clients is now more streamlined. Some of the useful tools and features covered in this article are the Data/Services, Test Operation, and Network Monitor additions to Flash Builder. In this article, I explain how to set up a simple Representational State Transfer (REST) service using the Zend Framework 1.9 locally and connect to it in the Flex 4 application.

To get the most from this article, you should have a basic knowledge of the Zend Framework version 1.9. Development experience locally on your machine with Apache Server distributions like XAMPP, WAMP, or MAMP is helpful but not mandatory. You will need to deploy the server-side application on Apache running PHP. There is no database connectivity for this article.

Finally, you must have Flash Builder with PHP development tools installed or some flavor of the Eclipse IDE with the Flash Builder plug-in to complete the examples in this article.

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