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Which one is better JavaFX or Adobe Flex?

Vasiq Molvizadah
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Hey guys,
I wanted to design a website with some rich content in it but I'm kind of confused which framework should I use for designing the Rich Internet Application for the website. I'm new to both of these framework but I'm a Java programmer since past 1 year. So, what you guys suggest, which framework will be easy to design and also better in performance wise.


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Vasiq Molvizadah wrote:Hey guys,
I wanted to design a website with some rich content in it but I'm kind of confused which framework should I use for designing the Rich Internet Application for the website. I'm new to both of these framework but I'm a Java programmer since past 1 year. So, what you guys suggest, which framework will be easy to design and also better in performance wise.



Though both frameworks would help you build Rich Internet Applications, to choose one , you will have to understand the environment/client that will be used to access your app, meaning .. for JavaFx you need jre installed in browser , and for Flex you need flash player installed. Here is where Adobe captured market since most browsers have flash installed compared to Java Runtime(as per a survey made) . And Flex doe'nt require you to be expert java programmer to build UI, though some knowledge is required to understand remoting concepts to interact with object on java based server. And from JavaFX end , its pure java coding using awt like packages. This is fetching if you are a java programmer and dont have time/ or dont wanna do mxml(xml kinda code for Flex). Both frameworks have their own market segments see where does your requirement falls in. As far as learnng curve is concerned there are tools available like Flex builder and other eclipse plug-ins.
Vasiq Molvizadah
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Thanks for the reply buddy...I chose Adobe Flex for RIA because of the survey and since there are not many books available for JavaFX, so Adobe Flex is safer in that case....
 
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