Adobe Flex Meets Salesforce.com

John Musser, April 18th, 2007

salesforceSalesforce.com and Adobe announced this week the Flex Toolkit for Apex which allows Flex-driven Flash applications to be integrated into Salesforce apps as first class citizens. This opens the door to a new class of rich Internet applications now delivered through an on-demand enterprise platform.

Third-party Flex applications are packaged-up and served from the Salesforce servers and so no additional infrastructure is needed. The toolkit shares the same single sign-on as the a regular Salesforce app which makes the experience more seamless. I spoke with Adam Gross, Salesforce.com’s VP of Developer Marketing, who demonstrated a couple of interesting applications that highlight the ability of the Flash and the Salesforce app to exchange data in realtime: one was a drag-and-drop calendar application and the other was the interactive charts of sales data shown below.

This toolkit also supports the current alpha 1 release of Adobe’s Apollo.

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3 Responses to “Adobe Flex Meets Salesforce.com”

May 14th, 2007
at 10:30 am
Comment by: Jon

You can find a nice tutorial on using the Flex toolkit with the Salesforce platform on the Salesforce developer network:

Creating Flex Salesforce Mashups
http://tinyurl.com/2xtyl7

December 14th, 2007
at 4:27 am
Comment by: Dave Johnson » Blog Archive » Ajax Alive and Kicking

[...] nothing on the server. This is one reason that Flex is becoming popular in applications for SAP and Salesforce I think. However, hat is not to say that Ajax has no place in enterprise applications. The one [...]

January 12th, 2008
at 3:46 am
Comment by: Ajax Alive and Kicking « You can solve your problem here..

[...] nothing on the server. This is one reason that Flex is becoming popular in applications for SAP and Salesforce I think. However, hat is not to say that Ajax has no place in enterprise applications. The one [...]

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