From UI Mockups to Flex in seconds
If you are not familiar with Balsamiq Mockups, you should definitely check it out: http://www.balsamiq.com/. It is a web-based AND desktop application where you can create mockups and wireframes to model the user interface for your applications. We worked together with Balsamiq to create a feature which allows you to generate a Flex application based on a mockup. The generated application consists of the client-side MXML/ActionScript as well as server-side code. The client code and MXML renders the same components you used in a mockup, while the server sode provides all the data from the controls in the mockup to the corresponding controls in the Flex application. The integration between Flex and the backend is done with WebORB. The generated code includes support for Java, .NET and PHP.
You can read more about the integration in the Balsamiq blog post pre-announcing the integration:
There's also a page on our site dedicated to the project:
I am very excited about this integration as it makes it super simple to go from a mockup to a fully functional Flex-remoting application!