: Anyone with Flash Remoting MX and .NET experience
03-26-2003, 06:06 PM
Hey guys i'm looking for some info regarding the Flash Remoting MX - is this entirely different that just Flash MX. I was having a look and it looks like its 1000 bucks USD for the remoting and 899 for the mx studio? Is that right?
03-26-2003, 06:12 PM
Looks to be right.
Flash remoting is different than Flash MX. As far as I know, the remoting includes all the needed components for dynamic application building. What are you looking to do? Have you considered ColdFusion?
03-26-2003, 06:12 PM
You can get MX Studio for 750, Flash remoting is a whole nother deamon. I guess it just depends on your goals
03-26-2003, 06:21 PM
I'm working on a project were the client has an existing flash site and now they want to hook it up to a db and run dynamic content from the db. They also want a shopping cart on the flash site. Gonna have to find a "hook up" for the remoting thing, or use ASP i guess. You guys have any suggestions?
03-26-2003, 06:28 PM
That looks like the right way to go then. You will probably want to download the Pet Merket demo and take it apart. If you already have Flash MX, you should be able to download the components straigt from the site. There are quite a few other examples of Flash remoting pulling dynamic material, but I think the Pet Market demo is the best for you.
There is a guy I work with that bypassed Flash remoting directly and just used .NET for an app. but I don't think it has the shopping cart stuff you are looking for.
Here is a link to the sample apps.
03-26-2003, 06:34 PM
Do you have experience with the remoting stuff? Is there any way around purchasing the remoting mx from macromedia or is there some other way around this issue, i'll have a look at that link you posted to see what it contains.
03-26-2003, 06:40 PM
I actually have just a little experience with Flash remoting. Probably not enough to really be of assistance, but enough to let you know that it's what you want.
I believe that if you have Flash MX, you ought to be able to just download the right components from the site. I'll check on it though.
If you are doing contract work, see if you can get them to throw in the cost of the software (if, in fact, you do need it). I'll let you know.
03-26-2003, 07:49 PM
Who is hosting this anyhow?
If you are, it looks like there is no way around not buying it. However, if you are going through an ISP, there are a number of things to consider. First being, what kind of traffic is coming to the site...
03-26-2003, 08:02 PM
Flash Remoting isnt needed, it just makes things easier. Anything you can do with Html, and ASP, PHP , .NET etc you can do with Flash instead of Html.
03-26-2003, 08:04 PM
i'm looking at webhost4life.com they have .net hosting sql server and a bunch of other stuff for 10 bucks a month. I looking into some other options as well, do you have any experience with using ASP to pass data into flash, i'm not sure that you can do the shopping cart functionality though with just ASP
03-26-2003, 08:10 PM
Ok, well I would be concerned with the amount of hits you will receive on the site. You should consult with the ISP when it comes to sharing a box or having a dedicated server, etc...
I have a little experience with ASP/Flash. I built a quiz that pulls data from an ASP page. Random questions, scoring, etc... Although it was before Flash remoting so it was just an external text file example.
Are you going to use .NET for your server technology?
03-26-2003, 08:45 PM
yeah i'm going to use .NET I figure its a good time to get exposure to it since the technology is blowing up here, traffic isn't a concern since it a small operation with only a set of dedicated users that can really order from the site.
03-27-2003, 08:01 AM
Ok, well if it were me, I would just use Flash MX, download all the remoting components and read as many Flash/.Net tutorials that you can find. From what I have seen and used, it's a snap to put it together (short of the cart though).
Good luck and let me know how it goes.