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Clear Toolkit Framework for Adobe Flex Goes Open Source

Farata Systems has open sourced its framework

Farata Systems, a world leader in the RIA space  has open sourced their Clear Toolkit framework for developing enterprise Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java.  The latest builds and the  source code of Clear Toolkit 3.1 are located at  http://sourceforge.net/projects/cleartoolkit/ . The current documentation, demos, user forums, and bug trackers are also there.

Clear Toolkit 3.1 includes the following Eclipse plugins and components:

Clear Data Builder 3.1 is an Eclipse plugin that allows to generate CRUD applications for BlazeDS or LCDS based on either an SQL statement or a Java data transfer object.

DTO2Fx is a utility that automatically generates proper ActionScript classes based on their Java peers.

Log4Fx is an Eclipse plugin built on top of Flex logging API, but it automates and make the logging process more flexible and user friendly.

Fx2Ant is a generator of optimized ANT build scripts for your Flex Builder projects.

clear.swc is an enhanced Flex component library. The source code of all components is located in the package com.farata.components.

Clear Toolkit roadmap includes the following enhancements this year:

1. Offer data synchronization solution for AIR/BlaseDS applications - February 2009

2. Enhance Flex UI components to support PDF generation on the client - April 2009

3. Document classes from Clear component library (clear.swc) - June 2009

4. Open source ClearBI, a Web reporter for Flex - August 2009

Farata Systems is  inviting Flex developers from around the world to participate in making Clear Toolkit the open source platform of choice.

This article has been originally published on the Farata System's blog and is printed with author's permission.

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