Spoke about Flex & FlexBuilder tonight at the Atlanta Java User’s Group, and when talking about how Flash developers weren’t comfortable with Flex being on the server, but most Java developers I’ve seen on the Flexcoders list are, a lot of audience members were nodding their heads before I even finished the statement. I just met Flex’ target market tonight, first hand.
Macromedia doesn’t encourage prototype usage in Flex, they don’t encourage using Flash to make Flex components, and they condone the use of Flex generated SWF’s outside the browser (Central non-withstanding).
Although my time was my limited, and the speed of my speech accelerated, racing across details at 60mph, I think I got a lot of people at least interested in further investigating Flex. As a whole, I think the Roundbox Media Development team hopefully got many interested in OpenAMF, and Java & Flash integration in general.
Thanks for letting me speak about Flex at your meeting, AJUG members! Thanks for inviting me, Dan!