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From Carlos Rovira <carlos.rov...@codeoscopic.com>
Subject Re: [FlexJS] Doing some refactoring
Date Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:51:07 GMT
That would be right if huge applications where created in a consistent and
homogeneous way during all "development life". If the app is tiny there's
more opportunities that experienced programers make a good work and code in
the overall.

When the app, the team, the code grows over years, more difficult is to see
something in that way. For example, we have a product started in Flex 4
alpha, back in 2009. We started with a framework and API that was not
finished, we had less experience than we had today, experiment and learn
lots of things in this 4/5 years. To get all this knowledge in our app, we
need to invest time to upgrade different pieces at different time. Today we
continue evolving the code base, to simplify old code, readapt, to new best
practices incorporated, and so on, through all codebase, trying to not
break things. This is a huge task not all people and companies want to
perform...take into account that this is a project with 160+ projects (80+
flex), so changes and improvements in all code base could take a year to
reach all modules.

To rewrite this kind huge product in FlexJS...I think one day we could get
it possible, but that implies we continue evolving and preparing our app,
and converge with FlexJS some time in the future when flexJS would be more
robust and finished, and event there it would be a monumental task since
the product still continue growing....

So it's possible...yes, in theory, but I would love to see how many real
cases we could get (huge real cases)

2013/7/17 OmPrakash Muppirala <bigosmallm@gmail.com>

> > About folks rewriting code...well, I certainly does not see people
> > migrating old applications from Flex 4.x to FlexJS, Since there will be
> > huge diferences that will make the task utopic. I expect flex developers
> > start working in FlexJS right from the first day for new projects due to
> > lots of similarities. But a global app rewrite...that's another
> story...at
> > least for huge codebases (maye tiny apps could be reach this scenary in
> > time, money and developer effort).
> >
> >
> >
> Not necessarily.  I try my best to keep the (application) Model and
> Controller separate from my View classes as much as possible.  The use of
> frameworks like Parsley, Swiz etc. helps to keep this kind of separation.
> In projects where this is true, it will be an easier migration path from
> Flex 4.x to FlexJS since we will be resusing the Model and Controller code
> almost a 100%
> At least, this is what I am hoping for.  Any reason to believe I am
> mistaken?
> Thanks,
> Om

Carlos Rovira
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