Flex provides a Flash-based interface that is often considered sharper than the more common HTML user interface used to back Java EE applications. In this first part of a series, Frank Sommers explores the process of integrating Flex with a Java EE application. Read Frank Sommers first part in the series 'Integrating Flex with a Java EE Application': http://www.artima.com/articles/enterprise_flex_part_1.html