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From David Scott <>
Subject Re: Flex
Date Sun, 02 Dec 2007 23:36:55 GMT
I use Aptana ( for web development (JS/CSS/HTML).  
Firebug is good for debugging DOM issues on Firefox but unfortunately 
doesn't do you much good on IE.  The cross-browser stuff you just do.


Perrin Harkins wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2007 6:10 PM, David Scott <> wrote:
>> AJAX is anything but time-consuming once you get the hang of it.  I much
>> prefer it to traditional server-side dynamic page construction, which
>> really is time-consuming.
> My experience has been that even the best JavaScript tools (Firebug)
> are pretty weak compared to the Perl dev environment, and
> cross-browser problems are an ongoing issue, despite the wealth of JS
> libraries intended to paper over them.  Maybe Flex has these problems
> too, but in theory the cross-browser stuff could be better.
> It also sound nice to use a dev tool that was actually intended for
> GUI programming, rather than the bolted-on feel of JS + CSS + HTML.
> - Perrin

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