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Clear Toolkit Authors: Yakov Fain, Victor Rasputnis, Anatole Tartakovsky, Shashank Tiwari

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Data Synchronization with AIR and BlazeDS

Ocasionally connected AIR applications can be developed with BlazeDS and Clear Toolkit

One of the main selling points of Adobe AIR is its ability to support occasionally connected applications. Imagine a salesman on the road working with an application without having a network connection.  As an example, this can be  a salesman of a pharmaceutical company visits medical offices offering their new pills called Xyzin.

While in doctor’s office, she uses an AIR application to take notes about this visit. The notes are saved in the local SQLite database that comes with AIR.  But as soon as the Internet connection becomes available (at Starbucks or at home), the local data get synchronized with a central database.

Adobe offers a data synchronization solution based on Data Management Services for those who own the licenses of LiveCycle Data Service.  But those application developers who use an open source BlazeDS don’t have any generic way of setting such data synchronization.

We at Farata Systems, came up with a such solution that will be included in the upcoming version 3.2 of our framework Clear Toolkit . I was working on this project with Alex Yuzafovich, and we like the results. Watch the following screencast to see a demo application which shows such data synchronization in action: http://www.myflex.org/demos/PharmaAir/PharmaAir.html.

We are in the process of submitting the source code of Clear Toolkit to SourceForge repository. By April of 2009 Clear Toolkit goes open source.

More Stories By Yakov Fain

Yakov Fain is a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and the product company SuranceBay. He wrote a thousand blogs (http://yakovfain.com) and several books about software development. Yakov authored and co-authored such books as "Angular 2 Development with TypeScript", "Java 24-Hour Trainer", and "Enterprise Web Development". His Twitter tag is @yfain

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