FLEX quote of the week…

March 14, 2006

Richard Monson-Haefel is a key influencer in the Java and IT markets. He is the award winning author of books on Java Web Services, EJBs, and JMS. He is also the founder of several Apache projects and a former member of the JCP Executive Committee (a small, elected and elite group). Now, he is an analyst with the Burton Group. In early January he wrote a 30 page report on AJAX that mentioned us, but in a niche and undervalued way. He really didn’t get what we were doing and was (with some caveats) very supportive of AJAX.

Richard has been trying out FLEX and his blog posting today is a thing of beauty and recognition of our efforts. Check it out. Here is a excerpt from his Blog…

“In America you can’t say peanut-butter,
without thinking about Jelly.
In the IT industry you shouldn’t think of Ajax,
without thinking of Flash.”



I love FLEX

March 5, 2006

I’m so proud of working in Adobe (formerly Macromedia) and especially in this great technology called FLEX. Still in beta (you can get it here), FLEX is generating a lot of buzz in the developer community, people are picking it and playing with it and applauding it (though there are a few things that will be sorted out before the release)

I was pleasently surprised to see a lot of people at the Adobe Conference fiddling around with Flex Builder (which is a IDE that we have released which is build on the almost ubiquitous Eclipse IDE). To see so much enthusiasm inside the company itself was awsome. FLEX swept the show in the conference with the maximum people wanting to port their applications to FLEX, and wanting to know what they could do with it.. It was awsome.

But what really made me proud was something i saw today… It was a podcast interview of Bruce Eckel, (author of the books “Thinking in C++” and “Thinking in Java” ), he talks about his positive experience with experimenting with Flex 2.

Bruce is a Java Guru, who likes to sample and play around with new technologies. He has tried Perl, PHP, Python, all kinds of Java related stuff, Ruby… etc. The very fact that he chose FLEX to beat others like Applets and AJAX for user-experiences for Rich Internet Clients is a big recognition for us. I really loved it and I’m proud to be a part of it..

Here is the part about flex that is from his interview.

You can hear the whole interview here on the Java Posse podcast, episode #37 , “Interview with Bruce Eckel, Part 2”

FLEXing my Muscle

March 1, 2006

The whole point of this blog is to write about my passion for programming, for Flash, Action script & Flex. So here we go…