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Thread: flex applications
04-01-2008, 11:08 AM #1
Anyone hear developed flex applications. If so I would like to know!
04-02-2008, 12:51 AM #2
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I have, and I do not like it.
For a designer or front end developer, its not bad - makes nice interfaces and easy to use; it is also quite light weight considering its origins.
From a backend point of view (where my programming originates), it is quite difficult to get to do the most simplistic tasks (comparisons for examples, I just made a post about it here on the forums), while some of the more complicated tasks are easier (like trees).
All and all, if you are a designer and don't care much about programming, flex is a good choice. If you are a backend programmer, you will likely prefer using a more robust language for your application, let it be PHP/PERL for web based, or C/C++, Java, C#, VB etc for desktop applications. Fortunately, FLEX does have support for both web based and desktop based applications, so that makes backend support much easier. I do not recommend using actionscript as an actual backend language, it is not too pleasant to work with -_-
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04-02-2008, 08:21 AM #3
Thanks for that Fou Lu. One thing that I don't like is trying to find hosts that will compile mxml files, there way to expensive. I actually quite like AS3 because of my Java background, but it is a pain having to parse everything into XML from the backend to communicate with flash.