Right now I’m working on a pretty cool application that is going to use Flash Remoting as the primary means of communication between Flash and a database. The application is running on a ColdFusion server, so Flash Remoting seemed like the obvious choice for a dynamic Flash based solution.
The only problem was that the client was not certain if Flash Remoting had been disabled or was even available. Even though it is available from ColdFusion by default, some web hosts have been known to disable it and then charge extra for turning it back on (the snakes!).
I wanted to test for Remoting capabilities so I whipped together a file and sure enough Remoting was up and running! Whoo-hoo!
Here is an example of the Remoting tester that I built available for download.