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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Starting with the Whiteboard Code
Date Thu, 09 Feb 2012 05:15:18 GMT

On 2/8/12 6:39 AM, "Michael A. Labriola" <>

>>> I would argue that approachability for newbies is what has made HTML/JS so
>>> popular.  > 
> I would argue its ubiquity.
IMHO, approachability is the foundation for the popularity that paved the
way for ubiquity.  
>>> Agreed, but IMHO, it has to be simple not only so it can be understood by
>>> newbies and intermediates (and me), but also so it can be shippable.  Spark
>>> was a better architecture than MX, but the fact is, it took too >>long
>>> create components in Spark.
> Yep, that's why I think evolutionary change is better than revolutionary
> change right now
Hmm.  IMHO, Spark was evolutionary which I think became its biggest
ball-and-chain.  And when I was working on my "carve up UIComponent"
prototype, it was impossible to stay in sync with the rest of the team
making changes in lines of code that were moving to other files.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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