Nice to see Jon Udell write about the Flash Communication server at O’Reilly: O’Reilly Network: Scripting Collaborative Applications with Flash Communication Server MX
Really nice to see articles of this type about technology. Its just one of the things I really like about O’Reilly’s and the articles there; They seem to be able to balance the overview with deeper details and technical writing. Jon takes the time to give the readers the overview of the Flash Communication server, at the same time he takes the time to show some code to show the reader how easy Flash MX intergrates into the Flash Communication server, and what makes it so cool.
Still, I wish he wouldn’t have had to write that the Flash Communication Server is coming for Linux and Solaris – and that the RTMP protocol is still proprietary. And by that I don’t mean that he shouldn’t have – I mean he shouldn’t have had to. I know I am inpatient, but I really thing these are things that Macromedia should have had ready by the time they released the Flash Communication Server.