BCS MES Flex Tip 004

We have the capability to fold the Flash Builder perspective into the My Eclipse For Spring IDE.

Modifications can be made to the Flash Builder mxml. When you execute the MES as a Tomcat application you will notice the changes are not reflected. That is because you first have to re build the application to pick up those changes. To accomplish a successful update go to the build folder associated with your project open it up. Build each entry in the folder. Simply right click on each item and select the Ant Build option. Now run the MES

Other tips would be to make the date data type in MySQL activates the flex date picker control. To make the flex memo feature operate use the text data type in MySQL.

To change the overall look and feel of your MES generated application you want to create a customization project. The link below describes how to create such a project.

BCS MES Flex Tip 003

The My Eclipse For Spring IDE is extremely versatile. In addition to using and exploring all its feature I find it very useful to write stand alone Flex Builder Applications using the Swiz (MVC / IOC) framework.

Since trying My Eclipse For Spring I find it is the only Eclipse I need to be highly productive in all programming activities.

I recommend you start today using the My Eclipse IDE for existing as well as future projects.

BCS MES Flex Tip 002

Another challenge facing My Eclipse For Spring users is securing an appropriate Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Prior to My Eclipse For Spring I used a shared hosting account with GoDaddy (Java was enabled). The first time I deployed a My Eclipse For Spring application deployment failed.

GoDaddy has quite a few needless hooks in their systems. These hooks are part of a marketing ploy designed to get their users to pay more to get the functionality GoDaddy promised initially.

This cheap bait and switch tactic is the very reason why I no longer use GoDaddy as my ISP. There are several more reputable ISP’s available to developers wishing to use My Eclipse For Spring. GoDaddy doesn’t support Spring. I feel like its none of the ISP’s business how I write and deploy software I write. GoDaddy is big but so was Goliath.

If you need suggestions for a new ISP drop me a line and if necessary we can create a post dedicated to My Eclipse For Spring friendly ISP’s.

BCS MES Flex Tips 001

My Eclipse For Spring offers a plethora of solutions for developing reach through for flex front end and Java back ends and services.

While the MES tool is really neat and powerful its initial usage can be daunting because there is no how to explaining its successful usage.

To start create a new web project in MES. Right click on the project traverse to the Change/Add project type and add the flex project capability.

Return to the MES personality and add scaffolding. Now when you click on any flex deign view the code works just as it does in a native flash builder project.

Below is a video that demonstrates basic CRUD functionality.