As promised, the files from Wednesday's presentation
are attached. The zip files are Eclipse projects. The AddClient and AddServer provide a very simple example of how to publish a web service using Java 6 and consume it using Flex 3. Both examples are less than a dozen lines of code!
Feel free to post questions, comments and creative insults in this forum.
A random thought re: Silverlight: Instead of spending four billion on Yahoo
in an effort to fight a battle lost to Google long ago, why not invest in developing office applications for Silverlight? This would allow simultaneous releases on Windows, OSX and (soon) Linux
under a subscription model. It would also greatly reduce the cost of maintaining office on multiple platforms. Google's online office productivity apps are getting better every month
. I think Microsoft should be concentrating on this area rather than flailing around in the search space.