This weekend was quite productive. First I nailed down the emailing from Flex functionality an Saturday. Then on Sunday I got the deepLinking enabled.
I’ve worked with deepLinking before on XanaduWest.com years ago so the concept is familiar to me. Flex adds the HistoryManager class which is amazingly helpful. In this case I had to customize the way it worked because I’m working with a custom component that doesn’t do any history management by default.
In the future this is something that I’ll implement early on in the project. Because I had gotten so far along with it it turned into a bit of a hack to wedge deepLinking/HistoryManagement in after the fact. But it works, and that’s what matters most.
So now I can email a link to someone which will take them directly to a specific RunPee view and the browser back-button and forward-button works.
I believe this is the last of the plumbing level functionality that I need to add to RunPee. Most of what’s left is UX, expanding existing features, that sort of thing. At this rate I’ll be in public beta in a few weeks. Well in time for 360Flex.