.NET connectivity from Flex and AIR just got a lot cheaper

Midnightcoders just announced that WebORB for .NET is now free! WebORB allows your Flex and AIR applications to interact with .NET server applications. This has been a popular choice for integrating with .NET and now it’s free!

WebORB for .NET Home Page – http://www.themidnightcoders.com/weborb/dotnet/index.shtm

The WebORB website has some great examples of Flex Remoting with .NET at http://www.themidnightcoders.com/weborb/dotnet/examples.shtm including a sample pizza ordering application at http://www.themidnightcoders.com/weborb/dotnet/runexample.shtm?page=10

If anyone builds a production application with Flex or AIR connecting to a .NET backend using WebORB, please contact me. I’m always looking for good customer implementations, especially those with disparate technologies.

~ by Greg on March 15, 2008.

6 Responses to “.NET connectivity from Flex and AIR just got a lot cheaper”

  1. Is Midnight Coders’ WebORB mentioned here as an ALTERNATIVE meant to be used IN LIEU OF LiveCycle DS ? Or is it meant to be used IN CONJUNCTION with LiveCycle DS ? And are there examples for using WebORB TOGETHER with LiveCycle DS ?

    • Hi Kai,
      i am developing application with flex+weborb.net.I want to use joins in my mxml file, how can i use.Please give me some information.


  2. Hey Kai – thanks for the question.

    It really depends on what your requirements are. WebORB will do a lot of things that LCDS or BlazeDS does so it is possible that it could be used “in lieu of” depending on what you need.

    There is a great FAQ at http://www.themidnightcoders.com/weborb/java/faq.shtm that will give you more specifics.

    Here’s one of the statements from their website:

    “Similar to FDS, the product supports three major subsystems: Remoting, Data Management and Messaging. WebORB uses the same configuration files as FDS, implements the same binary protocols (AMF0 and AMF3) and exposes similar architectural concepts as destinations, channels and service adapters. From the Flex developer perspective, working with WebORB is a process very similar to working with LCDS. In some ways, WebORB offers a more streamlined development process. For example, deploying and exposing a Java class or a Spring Bean as a remoting service, would only require copying the class or JAR files into WEB-INF\classes or WEB-INF\lib directories.”

    WebORB is now free… and BlazeDS is free so it’s all about features and fit. As noted in my article, there are things that the full LiveCycle Data Services does that neither WebORB nor BlazeDS can do.

    Let me know if you find any other good info on this.



  3. can anyone have reference for sample AIR application connecting to remote SQL server through weborb.net??

  4. Hi,

    I am a dot net developer and new to Adobe Air and WebORB. I have a web application developed in dot net using c# and SQL SERVER 2005. I want to create a desktop application using Adobe Air which can simulate the web application data so that the web application can be used as desktop application too.
    Can any one tell me how do i proceed for the development.


  5. Hello,

    Can I use LSDC to call .net classes (DLLs) built on IIS.
    If so then how ?
    please provide any example or links.

    I have installed LCDS with integrated Tomcat.
    Actually I have used java and developed some class files.
    I have put them under /lcds/tomcat/webapps/lcds/WEB-INF/classes/
    Everything is working perfectly.

    But now I want to use .net with IIS only instead of JAVA.

    So what should I do ?

    Please guide me in details if possible bcoz I dnt know anything about IIS and .net and this is a crucial requirement.

    Thank you for your concern if any.

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