The fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is been slung around by profiteers like
folding chairs at a WWE event. The haters are still being haters. Nothing new
developers to start using their HTML5 software.
The context is all wrong here. Very, very few Flex developers have shifted,
moved, changed over, or whatever you want to call it… to HTML5 (or anything
There is not a move to HTML5
I will go as far as to say that there is not a move to HTML5. The simple fact
is that, developers are being developers. No matter the background, we are
always trying to broadening our skill sets. This includes HTML5 since it
started showing up a few years ago. For anyone to imply, or state outright,
that there is some mass exodus from Flex is completely false!
The reality is still the same, Flash Player ... (more)
It’s funny how a once brilliant idea can often turnaround and bite you.
Take off-shoring IT roles. What a brilliant idea! We can cut our costs on
junior developers and only hire the senior/architect level guys for planning
That is, until your senior guys leave and there are no junior level guys
gaining the valuable experience needed to be a senior level architect. Now
what are you going to do genius?!
This is exactly what is happening in the UK according to some research
written in this article by Nick Heath.
So, if you think its tough to find quality development r... (more)
This post is an email from a forum with which I subscribe. All I can say is,
I could not agree more! Thanks John.
“I’m sorry but HTML5 isn’t actually an official standard yet and
therefore it is impossible for any browser (even the most modern ones) to be
compliant with it!
HTML5 absolutely does NOT offer all of the features of Flex. Flex (hosted in
Flash Player or AIR) was a truly object oriented language that would allow
someone to write code once and deploy to many devices and browsers in a pixel
perfect way with little or no compatibility issues.
Adobe recently released (August 2009) the Flex implementation of PMD tool
which is extensively used at J2EE shops for code quality management. FlexPMD
is a tool that helps to improve code quality by auditing any AS3/Flex source
directory and detecting common bad practices.
The Flex PMD tool is locate on the Adobe Open Source Projects site.
It is available as an ANT task, command line and Mac OSX Automator.
And before you ask, no, there isn’t an Eclipse plugin… yet.
For over a decade now, we have been trained to use the "back" and "forward"
buttons in our Web browser to review or backtrack previously viewed content.
We are trained to the point that there are even keyboard shortcuts.
Unfortunately, this can be a problem when browsing Flex applications. Being
the well-trained users that we are, we often forget that we could cause the
Flex application to reload unwittingly.
Fortunately, there is a solution that is built into the Flex SDK and HTML
templates that are generated in a Flex Builder project. By default, Flex
enables history managemen... (more)