I probably haven’t stated it publicly but LCDS is my favorite way of getting data into Flex. Even though I’m solid in CF I tend to enjoy setting a Java backend using Spring. Call me crazy but I dig Flex+Java(via)LCDS.
Anyways…”LCDS 2.6 is out”:http://www.adobe.com/products/livecycle/upgrade/dataservices.html and in the wild.
As I stated previously, here are my favorite features/updates in 2.6:
* **Data Management offline improvements** – Using the SQL database contained in Adobe AIR, you can use the offline support introduced in LiveCycle Data Services ES 2.5.1 to persist data directly to a SQL database. With little additional code, you can use an application written to use data management offline with complete access to any data and queries you executed online. To do so, specify a cache id and either use the auto-save option or explicitly save queries or items you want to persist offline for retrieval later.
* **Alignment with Adobe Flex 3** – LiveCycle Data Services ES 2.6 supports the releases of Adobe Flex 3 and Adobe Flex Builder 3.
* **Scalable HTTP based channel** – Supports thousands of connections for each Java process. You can use the RTMP channel if you are able to make these connections from your clients directly to the LiveCycle Data Services ES process. You can use the scalable HTTP based channel infrastructure if your clients can only connect to your servers using the HTTP protocol. Using the flexible ChannelSet mechanism of LiveCycle Data Services ES, it is easy to support a list of channels so your clients can connect using the implementation which provides the most efficient implementation.
Read the full “release notes here”:http://help.adobe.com/en_US/livecycle/8.2/lcds_releasenotes.html.