Flex does not have any API to connect directly with database that is justified since Flex essentially runs on client side inside Flash Player plug-in of your browser as compared to JSP that gets executed on the Server side and only result is passed to the client as HTML. So having direct connectivity from client application is not recommended and there is a risk of exposing your database credentials and table structure. However Adobe AIR provides SQL database engine for local database (SQLite) for providing offline/online functionality into Desktop based applications
Matt Holloway wrote:I'm very interested in the use of Flex for the UI with Java as the server side. Do you cover using Spring integration with Flex? How about Grails? Also, what IDE setup do you cover in the book? I'd like to see development options with opensource rather than having to purchase Flex Builder from Adobe.
could your book help me to persuade my project manager to use Flex ?