Continuing on in his Flex and PHP series Kevin Schroeder has a new post to his blog today looking at how to send typed ActionScript objects to Flex so he could pass PHP objects and their structure directly back to the waiting frontend.
What I wanted to do was use the sales notification mechanism to pass PHP objects to Flex using the message queue. But I could not get the unserialization mechanism to work and so I had to settle for passing a simple message that a sale had been made. However, because you can pass typed objects back and forth between PHP and ActionScript over HTTP using Zend_Amf_Server I figured that there MUST be a way of doing it automatically.
He walks you through the steps to discovery that eventually got him to his end goal - making a simple valueObject class to use for the connection, a basic PHP script (using Zend_Amf) to parse the object's data and a bit of code to send it back to the waiting MQ queue via a Zend_Queue adapter.