if you're keeping up on the flash world, you've probably at least heard of flex, macromedia's server-side XML-based software for creating flash applications. if you don't know much about flex, you probably wish you could just go grab a quick coffee with a flex developer and have her explain how it works. in his latest article, "Building Rich Internet Applications with Macromedia Flex: A Flash Perspective," nigel pegg drinks that coffee with you. if you're curious about flex, you'll probably get most of your basic questions answered by reading nigel's succint overview. it's the clearest description of flex i've seen so far, and it takes only a few minutes to read.
-why flex was born
-why java developers would like flex
-how traditional flash content can be integrated into a flex application
-just enough code to get a feel for the syntax
-why flex and flash make a good team
(for the record, nigel pegg was one of the lead engineers on the v1 and v2 flash component sets, and is now working on breeze.)Posted by moock at April 15, 2004 12:48 PM