Building RIA using Flex 3
I had an opportunity to explore Adobe Flex 3 for a couple of weeks. I would be sharing my experience and findings in the posts to follow here…
Initial feeling is that it is really cool technology for web development because
>of its very rich UI
>its open source, the entire source code is available
>development is independent of the browser, as the Flash player takes care of all the issues relating to the browser
But then the not so attractive things are
>its not as developer friendly as the tools from Microsoft
>Flex 3 doesnt have the strong type casting
>the UI controls are not as intutive and object oriented as the windows controls. Dont be surprised to find out that the Tree control doesnt really have any nodes and the Grid doesnt have any rows.
>the documentation and IDE, when compared to msdn and VS.NET IDE
But the availability of the source code makes it comforting for you to dig down and get the job done.