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Flex 2

Few weeks back I tried Flex 2, the Builder as well as SDK. Unlike Flex1 where you required J2EE web container to deploy your flex app, with Flex 2, you can directly compile your app to SWF (Flash) and deply it along your HTML and other web app files.

For integration it supports Http GET/POST (XML), Web Services and proprietary Data Services. The beauty is unlike Flash IDE, its very developer friendly. You layout the widgets in XML based language called MXML. With Flex Builder, you get great VB6 like design time experience. ActionScript 3 (EcmaScript / JavaScript based) language is used for programming those widgets. With Flex Builder 2, you even get Intellisence.

Great thing is, SDK is free, which has the flex compiler to generate the SWF files from mxml and action script. I did some work to automate this compiler using MSBuild from within Visual Studio, but things are quite rough yet.

The bad side of story is, that there is no support of Flash Lite, for mobile apps.

Published Monday, January 29, 2007 7:01 PM by khurram
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# WPF/E - Second CTP

Saturday, February 3, 2007 1:19 PM by Khurram Aziz

WPF/E’s second CTP is available. WPF on the whole is fascinating, both for designers and developers.

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