Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Flash->Perl->MySQL

Well, it's even later on Tuesday but I managed to:
  • Create a sample MySQL database
  • Connect to that database from perl and return results
  • Return HTML from perl running under IIS
  • Return XML from perl
  • Call the perl from Flash
  • In Flash, bind an XMLConnector to a DataSet bound to a DataGrid
Not a bad start, but I'm not sure if the Flash data components will be worth the trouble. At the moment they seem like they are overly complicated. They do look a lot cooler than a standand ASP.NET DataGrid (which isn't too shabby) :)