Future of Webapps > Andrew Shorten > Flex
The main sponsor ‘Adobe’ gets a slot to push Flex 2 (in beta)
AJAX and Flex – shared web2.0 themes – engaging UE – seperation of UI and data (RSS, public API, open data formats)
an AJAX programmer can switch to Flex easily
key point – allows easy offline and online working ! better multimedia functions
seamless experience across browsers, OS and devices (including increasingly mobile devices)
We have started looking at Flex in the Cycom project and after this session need to investigate more
98% of connected PC’s have Flash installed !
and now the science bit
he now does a demo of how he built a version of Flickr in a morning, and shows real time message collaboration and picture sharing built within the app, quite stunning..
you can now also ‘view source’ and see all the code that built the app that you are looking at, cool
we got given a cd with all the tools on it so will give it a try at home
check out their Labs page