Arc90 Lab : The RESTService Flex Library

Over at the ol’ Arc90 ranch, we love our rest. No not the usual kind of rest that involves afternoon naps and taking off your shoes. I’m talking about some good ol’ Representational State Transfer. We like the simplicity and human-friendliness of REST and XML.

The image “http://www.onflex.org/images/Fx.png” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.We’re also big fans of Adobe’s Flash and Flex platforms. Unfortunately, AS3 isn’t exactly REST-friendly out of the box. There’s some HTTP support, but we needed more robust support for REST. To remedy this, we’ve built our own AS3 library: RESTService. It’s a "class that makes fully aware HTTP service calls. Fault and Result events contain all response headers and status messages, as well as the response body." It even supports HTTPS by leveraging the AS3 Crypto Framework.

This is a great library if your application or org leverages REST-stye services. Our very own Andy Lewisohn gave birth to this bad boy. If you’re liking it, be sure to give him a virtual hug (or something).

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