Flash Remoting is supported on a number of different platforms, but perhaps the best supported, simplest, and most popular platform for Flash Remoting is ColdFusion MX. The ColdFusion MX server provides you with three primary means for implementing the server-side portion of your Flash applications:
ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) pages
ColdFusion Components (CFCs)
This chapter covers CFML and CFCs in detail, while Chapter 6 covers Server-Side ActionScript. Additionally, this chapter examines the fundamental differences between using ColdFusion pages and ColdFusion Components, and how their advantages and disadvantages should influence your application architecture.