One of the new web client scaffolding options in MyEclipse for Spring 8.6 (ME4S) is Adobe Flex.  If I had to summarize the capability in one sentence it would go something like:  ME4S 8.6 generates ready-to-run Spring-Flex BlazeDS Hibernate applications using the RemoteObject to communicate with Spring Services that support create, read, update and delete operations for related objects in a matter of minutes.

Running ME4S Flex App

Running ME4S Flex Application (Click to Enlarge)

Of course, there is so much more contained in any one scaffolding option, and I wanted to take this opportunity to share all of the techniques used in our Flex scaffolding along with a high level overview of what is generated.  A lot of these were a compilation of best practices found within the Flex community and recommended to us by Flex experts.

First, a list describing certain keywords and techniques containing links to some of our favorite sites that helped us with more information on each topic:

Secondly, the following image points out an overview of what is generated. (Click on it to enlarge)

What's generated in 8.6 Flex Scaffolding

Finally, there are a couple items to note when scaffolding Flex in MyEclipse for Spring 8.6.  These all point to forum threads with more information.  Please take a look and contribute to the thread if you have any thoughts.  We would love to get your feedback on these items AND your thoughts on our future direction with Flex.

Thanks all!  I hope this blog post helps!  Also, check out the 5 minute video of MyEclipse for Spring Flex Scaffolding to help you get started.

There are two ways to get your hands on M1. Existing Pro subscribers can use the add-on option in the Dashboard tab of the Software & Workspace Center, while new MyEclipse users can download a free, 30-day trial at

Dave Meurer

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Posted on Jun 15th 2010