ActionScript Foundry

The ServeBox ActionScript Foundry (AS Foundry) is an ActionScript 3 / Java framework designed for Flex application development.

Its design is based on several design patterns, and includes tools built to resolve some of the recurrent Flex development issues: model-view data synchronization, screen-browsing, access-control lists, localization and label externalization, etc.

It is available as an open-source project under the Apache 2.0 license, so you are free to use it for commercial and/or open-source projects.

The framework is composed of five libraries:

  • Commons: Basic types and tools.
  • Foundry: Provides the micro-architecture classes.
  • AirFoundry: Extends the micro-architecture so it can be used in Adobe AIR.
  • Toolbox: High-level tools (browsing, ACL, dataprovider items search, etc).
  • Foundry-Java-Commons: Java helper classes, built to structure and accelerate (Flex) Client / (FDS-LCDS-BlazeDS) Server development.


Project source code is hosted by Sourceforge, and can be viewed at

Use the following command to check out the source code:
svn co action-script-foundry

Replace BRANCH_OR_TAG with the appropriate suffix.

You can pickup a tag or a branch that fits your needs or try the current development 3.0.0-SNAPSHOT in trunk.


Please consult the ActionScript Foundry Documentation page.


Download all packages.

Developers: getting involved

There are many ways to get involved in the project, if you are interested in:

  • Create patches if you think you fixed an issue or made improvements
  • Request features
  • Contribute to the developer documentation by writing comments, posts or articles
  • Contribute to the developer documentation by translating documentation
  • Contact us for ideas or suggestions
  • Contact us to become a development team member
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 2 Comments by Jeff Mathiot