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From Omar Gonzalez <omarg.develo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Discussion] Flex 5 and non-SWF targets: Skinning
Date Sun, 05 Feb 2012 04:35:43 GMT
On Saturday, February 4, 2012, Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>
wrote:
> Hi Omar,
>
>> You should check out ext.js if you haven't, they have most of the
components Flex has and then some.
> I looked at it some time ago and though it was ok however the more recent
EJ4 does looks like a vast improvement. I'll look more into it. I still
have some issue with lack of tools and language features in JS. I have been
coding JS since IE3 days so have a fairly good idea of it's benefits and
limitations.

If you haven't yet I recommend you try WebStorm or PhpStorm, the code
completion and JS introspection is pretty impressive, as the support for
Jasmine and qUnit tests.

>> The point is that many applications will not use Flex because targetting
AVM limits their ability to be on tablets
>> and mobile devices as a web application.
>
> Well not entirely correct you can right now target Android FP (11.1) and
you can target iOS and Android via AIR but your right there's no flash
player in a browser on iOS. iOS and Android are more about apps  and Flex
(via AIR) does continue to work there so it may or may not be an issue
depending on how you want to distribute your application.

That's why I said in web browsers specifically, some apps don't want a
native style app, for whatever reason, and Flex not targeting A browser
technology outside of AvM is a problem.

>
>> Compiling to JavaScript would solve that while providing a more robust
application framework with type safety to develop in.
> I agree there. And we wont have any idea re performance until someone
gives it a go.
>
> Thanks,
> Justin
Agreed, I'm eager to start some experiments but I'm doing some learning
first.

-omar

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