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From Doug McCune <d...@dougmccune.com>
Subject Re: Painful story...
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:12:48 GMT
>
> 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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