WebORB Data Services for Flex in .NET status update
It's been a while since I wrote anything about WebORB for .NET. We are making excellent progress with the WebORB Enterprise Edition. The new edition will include full Flex integration (Remoting, Data Management and Messaging). Here's what will happen with the current release:
WebORB Professional 2.1 Beta 5 for .NET will go into GA around the end of October or early November at the latest. The GA release will be known as WebORB Professional Edition 3.0 and will contain production quality support for Flash and Flex Remoting (AMF0 and AMF3). Around the same time we will release WebORB Enterprise Edition 3.0 Beta 1. The EE will have all the same features of the Professional Edition as well as Data Management and Messaging. The goal is to release Enterprise Edition into GA by the end of the year.
WebORB Enterprise looks really cool. In addition to very elegant integration with .NET and makes it very easy to create dynamic, real-time , clustered messaging applications. We integrated the product with MSMQ which became a backbone for all WebORB's real-time messaging. We hope the wait is going to be worthwhile for anyone waiting on the release.
To avoid any terminology-clash between WebORB and FDS, the unified term for all the Flex integration in WebORB is going to be "WebORB Data Services for Flex". We want to avoid labeling WebORB as "FDS for .NET" or anything like that, since FDS is a product by Adobe, so we need to make a clear distinction. I am very interested to know what you think about it.