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From f...@dfguy.us
Subject Re: Mozilla takes on Flash
Date Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:40:45 GMT
Well the ability to control display objects however you want and the entire class structure
is obviously different. So you essentially have everything on screen as a canvas. Plus the
display list allows you to manage the organization of objects in a nice clean way that is
intuitive. Also my experience with both this and some modern js libraries leaves me preferring
the code organization provided with flex projects, pqckages and classes. Javascript on the
other hand can be more difficult to organize in a reuseable way. Then the javascript language
itself is not very good.

I like the idea of having a working exporter to port the projects to working js to target
more platforms. I would just like to see Adobe continuing to improve the runtime and make
improvements that support things like flex mobile. For example getting better native controls
for inputs and media. I really like having the framework with Apache because it seems like
everyone can get closer to the development and drive the new features. Really all that's needed
in my mind is some solid footing from Adobe so that people can have confidence in the platform
going forward. With flash and air and then potentially js support it really is a great cross
platform solution. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com>
To: "dev@flex.apache.org" <dev@flex.apache.org>
Sent: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: Mozilla takes on Flash

On 10/28/13 6:14 PM, "flex@dfguy.us" <flex@dfguy.us> wrote:
>My deal is I've always preferred the programming model in the flash
>runtimes. The way you control graphics and objects and the organization
>of flex project code is superior. Also the use of components and
>extensibility of classes with flex and oo actionscript since version 3 is
>so much better tgan javascript. I just wish there was more of an
>enterprise focus from adobe with the runtimes since it makes it a hard
>sell for professionals trying to promote the use of the runtimes and
>framework to business given all of the focus on graphic design, gaming
>and entertainment by Adobe now. Flex is great at eating data and
>integrating with enterprise architectures ...

Not sure what your favorite parts are, but unless you are doing lots of
graphics in Flex, the FlexJS effort is trying to keep the things you like
about AS3 and get it to work without Flash.

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