At 360Flex this week I mentioned that we were planning enhancements to Flex Data Services integration in Scorpio. I showed a slide with some bullets, and several of you have written to ask what it is exactly that I said. So, with the obligatory disclaimer this this is a plan, not a public commitment:
ColdFusion Scorpio will dramatically improve ColdFusion FDS integration:
- A new gateway that can be used to notify a Flex 2 destination of changes in the data being managed by the destination.
- Assemblers can return queries directly from the fill function without having to convert each row in to a value object (CFC).
- Assemblers can use Structs instead of CFC’s to represent data. The structure can contain type information which will be used as the ActionScript type when sent to the Flex application.
- Flex Data Service can be integrated in to the ColdFusion installation. This way ColdFusion can call Flex API’s directly (rather than via the current RMI connection) providing a signification performance boost.
Now, just to be very clear, this is a plan, and plans can change! Also, while you are free to comment and ask questions, I am free not to answer them yet. 😉