It’s official, the product formerly known by the codename “Royale” will be named “Macromedia Flex”. Flex is a standards based server product that allows developers to build rich user experiences all in code (in an XML based language).
Flex is designed to leverage existing and standards based back-ends, and ColdFusion developers will find that they can use Flex to build sophisticated n-tier applications (with ColdFusion providing the back-end processing, and Flex generating the client-side code).
More details to be announced at MAX later this week. For now, to sign up for the Flex beta, go to http://www.macromedia.com/go/flexbeta.