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From Greg Lafrance <glafra...@ipass.com>
Subject Re: Painful story...
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:38:12 GMT
And we might learn things that help us develop Apache Flex to be even
better.

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 9:30 AM, Rick Winscot <rick.winscot@gmail.com>wrote:

> Doug's comments are well said... discussing the pain-points in a competing
> technology is a healthy exercise.
>
> On Friday, June 15, 2012 at 12:12 PM, Doug McCune wrote:
>
> > >
> > > Your experiences / pains on building HTML apps has no place here. Nor
> > > does a debate on the merits of HTML/JavaScript Frameworks.
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > I've said it before and I'll repeat it again. This is so very not true.
> As
> > a community, as a project, as a technology, Flex absolutely is fighting
> > tooth and nail against the migration of developers to an HTML/JS stack. A
> > proper understanding of the difficulties of layout in HTML is relevant
> for
> > multiple reasons, including:
> >
> > 1) understanding how the simplicity of Flex layouts compare to HTML (or
> > other stacks) is important when Flex developers debate the merits of
> > various options. The Apache Flex community needs to be concerned not only
> > with the technical aspects of Apache Flex, but also with the marketing
> side
> > of things to give developers the ammunition needed to sell Flex as the
> > right choice for a project.
> >
> > 2) since there is an interest in this community in converting MXML/AS
> into
> > HTML/JS, the implications of how difficult mimicking Flex layouts in HTML
> > is an important topic
> >
> > Now, I agree that the community should be fairly laser-focused *right
> now*
> > on shipping an initial release. But that doesn't mean we should tell
> people
> > to not discuss HTML-related topics. They are relevant and they are
> > important to the future of this project.
> >
> >
>
>
>

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