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Is flex better then servlets and java

Rohit kumar sharma
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my boss asked me to change full apllication in flex.please give me some points against flex.So that i can support my views to support java.I m dying hard fan of java.

Currently i am having a web based application .front end-applet
back end-servlets


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William Brogden
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Well, for one thing, since Flex is based on Adobe Flash and Apple wont support Flash on the iPhone/iPad mobiles but does support HTML, you would be locking yourself out of a market.

But the real question I would ask is what does your application need the flashy interface for?

Also, note that Flash is just the client side, you would still need servlets to provide data. Flash only substitutes for HTML/Javascript

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Muthukrishnan Manoharan
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Also I think with HTML5 and CSS3 in future, all those flashy interfaces would be possible even without Flex.
Paul Sturrock
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Muthukrishnan Manoharan wrote:Also I think with HTML5 and CSS3 in future, all those flashy interfaces would be possible even without Flex.

...eventually. Perhaps. Its worth noting that you can't do much of the stuff you can in Flash in HTML/CSS currently and HTML 5 is still very much in its infancy.

You always take a risk betting on stuff that should be supported in a standard. Remember it only takes one major browser manufacturer (Microsoft, I'm looking at you) to not support somthing or vier off from the standard to compromise it.

I'm currious to know why your boss wants an existing Applet turned into Flex - to my mind that makes no sense at all, unless you have clients that will not allow a JRE on client machines (which is a problem we have with some of our clients). No other justification makes any sense.


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