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From Maciek Sakrejda <m.sakre...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Database support for Adobe AIR
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2012 07:40:28 GMT
>> Simply put, there is no roadmap in Apache Flex for AIR.  I was part of
>> an email thread last week about ANEs, and while I am not sure they
>> belong in the Apache Flex, I do believe that as another email thread
>> just started about making a website that would potentially attract
>> folks to this technology, there was a mention of 3rd party
>> plugins...If we look at http://extensionsforair.com/, that's a great
>> resource that if we could link to, something like Manik's project
>> would be a marvelous contribution.
>>
>> @Manik - would you potentially be interested in creating this as an
>> ANE, and contributing it to that?

Note that database access for Flex does not have to be implemented as
an ANE. I wrote a PostgreSQL driver using the raw Socket APIs in
Flash: https://github.com/deafbybeheading/pegasus

It's true that this is probably of limited usefulness outside of AIR,
and so maybe ANEs are a simpler way to achieve generalized database
access rather than trying to add a database access API to the Flex
framework (à la JDBC), but I thought I'd throw this out there.

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