Flash CMS: Drupal as an Adobe Flex Backend
Creating Flex applications is a lot of fun. Media clients just love them, but what happens when a client continually asks you to change stuff and you constantly have to upload new Flash SWFs? The solution is to use the power of Drupal as a backend for Flex. Give users a drupal site they can go to update the content on their media site, or create completely dynamic applications that accomplish all tasks without the user ever knowing there is a Drupal backend.
We're going to start with a basic Drupal site and then walk through creating a basic Flex application, show a few real-world examples, and explain why this solution is better than all the rest.
- Installing Services and the AMFPHP module
- Creating Content Types to be used with Flex
- Writing a Flex application to utilize Drupal as a back end
- Real world examples
Hopefully at the end of the presentation you'll be able to create a back end that a Flex developer can use to create an manageable media website, or an entire Flex application.