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Maneesh Godbole
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I saw a flex web UI the other day and found it pretty cool. Anyone on the forum help me start in the right direction?

1) Is it possible to develop stand alone apps in FLEX or is it only web based?
2) From what I could gather from my preliminary google on FLEX I think there is lots of XML involved or rather MXML. Does the it also have the "class" or "object" concepts?
3) Whats the IDE which I should be using to start playing around with FLEX?
4) I found this site to be most informative in my google search. Anyone know any other sites worth looking into?

Thanks


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Gregg Bolinger
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We don't have a forum specifically about Flex so I am going to move this question to the general computing forum...


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Gregg Bolinger
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1) Sort of but the technology is called AIR.
2) Yes, everything you do in MXML you can do with ActionScript which is more or less an Object Oriented scripting language to generate Flash.
3) Well, there is Flex Builder but it is commercial. I just downloaded the Flex SDK and used the Flex Ant Tasks along with Eclipse and I'm solid.
4) I don't know of any better. You'll get the best live documentation on the official site. However, James Ward keeps a blog that is primarily about Flex and there are links to goodies off his site.
Maneesh Godbole
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Thanks,
Ill check out all the links you suggested.
Joe Harry
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Why not start exploring on JavaFX? It is meant to do the same thing FLEX does.


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Freddy Wong
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But JavaFX isn't ready yet. The designer tool isn't even available yet. And the Consumer JRE (or now called Java SE Update N), which will overcome the issues with current JVM isn't not even out yet.

But yeah, I hope JavaFX is gonna be something that can compete with Flex and Silverlight.

Meanwhile, we can play around with Flex first. It's a pretty cool technology in my opinion


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Joe Harry
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