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Future of Flex?

Mark Beavis
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Joined: Apr 07, 2005
Posts: 43
Hello esteemed authors -

Do you think Flex (and indeed Silverlight and JavaFx) has much of a future, given the developments in HTML5?

(And the fact that the Apple i* products don't, and never will support flash content)
Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

Flash is quite well established. That is alway an important factor over other (possibly better) technologies. Silverlight has the backing of a big browser maker, which will be important. JavaFX I personally feel it might just be too late to the party.

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Dan Orlando
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Joined: Mar 04, 2010
Posts: 31
Hah... God I love controversy! It keeps things interesting, which isn't easy in our field of industry

I wrote up a couple of posts on the topic back when it first became a controversial issue. If you're interested, you can find them here:

Dan Orlando
Adobe Community Professional
Author, Flex 4 in Action (Manning Press)
I agree. Here's the link:
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