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From Tink <f...@tink.ws>
Subject Re: Welcome Om as an Apache Flex Committer and PPMC Member!
Date Sun, 01 Jul 2012 21:25:27 GMT
On 29 Jun 2012, at 20:41, Om wrote:

> Thanks everyone!  This is a huge responsibility and I will do my best to do
> justice to it.
> 
> Just a bit about me:  My background is in computer graphics and user
> interface programming.  I have been working with the Flash platform from
> Flash 5 onwards.  I have worked with ActionScript1 and have done prototype
> based programming before it was cool (hipster alert!) I started building
> enterprise applications using Flash MX 2004 and ActionScript 2.  It was
> cool, but it lacked several very important features.  Moreover, I had to
> build a whole lot of things multiple times for different projects.  Then
> came Flex 2 + ActionScript3 and (almost) all my problems were instantly
> solved.  Since then, I have never looked back and never had to even look at
> any other framework/technology to build interactive web applications.
> 
> I also want to take this time to give a shout out to the Adobe(Macromedia)
> engineers who built the wonderful Flex framework and SDK.  We are the first
> to scream when we find issues or bugs, but we need to take a moment and
> thank them for creating it in the first place and now donating it to
> Apache.  Special thanks to Alex and Carol for keeping a cool head through
> the transition.  It is not easy to have thousands of developers all around
> the world breathing down on your necks when your trying to code.  Not to
> mention a needlessly belligerent tech community that wants to see this
> technology fail.
> 
> Flex is the BEST multi-platform application framework that exists today.
> Lets make it better :-)
> 
> Thanks,
> Om


Great to have you on board, and a great response to be voted a committer!


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