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From filippo dipisa <fili...@dipisa.net>
Subject [discussion]Thoughts on immediate future of Flex
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:26:42 GMT
Hi everyone,
I want to rise some thoughts on the immediate future of Flex, considered by
the Java world side

At the moment we are using Flex 4.5, parsley, bla bla bla, as the
presentation layer of some JEE  applications as I think many of you are
doing.

1)My problem is, if you have to start a greenfield project web based, would
you use Flex or go for another RIA solution like GWT that already targets
html5?
At the moment I think that many people out there they will try to avoid
Flex because is Flashplayer driven, they don't trust Adobe anymore and  it
is not supported by the tablet or /smartphones.
And many others are strugglimg to make their webapp compatible with tablet
or smartphone.

2)If you start a client(desktop)/server project should you use Scala and
JavaFx( that now you can use also in Swing applications) or Flex and Air?
At the moment few people is using JavaFx but could become popular because
you can use it with Scala and Swing applications, boths are very popular
into the enterprise development.

3)If you want to start a mobile or webtv project should we use Flex or
Android?
At the moment there are few webtv that supports the flashplayer 10.2, so
even here if I need to target an application for a webtv my choice wouldn't
be Flex at the moment.

These questions are just to raise a discussion to understand what we have
to do and where we want to go in order to compete with such above mentioned
framework, and to convince the world outside to continue to start using
Flex in the next year.

I think this is very important to give back faith to Flex at this stage.

Thanks a lot for your clarifications.

Filippo

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