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Kevin Schroeder's Blog: Connecting PHP to ActionScript and Flex using Stomp

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 6 June 2011.
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Kevin Schroeder has a recent post to his blog today looking at how he used Stomp to connect his backend PHP to frontend Flex, a text-based protocol that can be used to connect to a MQ server instance.

In yesterday's post I talked a little bit about some of the details on how I used messaging to connect a front end on demand request to a back end scheduled data processing mechanism. In this post we're going to talk about how to send data from a web page to a running Flex application without using HTTP. It is really quite easy.

His demo application watches a Magento instance and notifies him whenever a new sales comes in. Because of Magento's event-based system, it made the setup relatively easy. He includes the code for the observer on the Magento side and the Zend Framework-based logger code that it calls. Using the AS3Stomp library to make the connection, Kevin sets up the data provider for the Flex app to push the latest sale information into a list.