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15Feb
2012
Whitepaper Explains Adobe's View On Future Of Flex

We've just published a whitepaper explaining Adobe's view of Flex and its commitments to Flex in the future.

Comments (6)



  • Ryan Favro

    Its a shame Adobe will be removing design view from future Flash Builder releases. It was very convenient for configuring a view's constraints among other visual toggles and settings.

    #1Posted by Ryan Favro | Feb 16, 2012, 12:28 AM
  • Jeff

    Put a fork in it... Flex is over... Not being supported in the future runtime is death to flex.

    #2Posted by Jeff | Feb 17, 2012, 01:23 AM
  • Joel Cox

    And nowhere is ColdFusion mentioned in the server technologies (again) which makes me question Adobe's commitment to CF.
    I wouldn't at all be surprised to see another transfer to Apache in the future.

    #3Posted by Joel Cox | Feb 17, 2012, 11:15 AM
  • Ben Forta

    Ryan, based on all the of the feedback done by the FB team, Design View was the least used and most disliked and distrusted feature.

    Jeff, you may be jumping the gun a bit, but I guess time will tell.

    Joel, I was wondering how long it would take until someone turned this into a CF thread. While the team hard at work on the next version of ColdFusion will probably disagree with your sentiment, you, of course, are free to question Adobe's commitment to the product. And as I have said repeatedly, the commitment to any product (by any company) is measured version by version and based on sales and revenue. The way I see it, so long as there is a demand for CF and thus sales, there will be newer versions. If that demand dries up, then there will be little justification for a new version. Simple as that.

    #4Posted by Ben Forta | Feb 17, 2012, 11:24 AM
  • Joel Cox

    Fair enough, Ben.

    #5Posted by Joel Cox | Feb 17, 2012, 02:46 PM
  • datafunk

    Jeff, your remark illustrates perfect the difficult balance in offering frameworks and software. When it's "supported" by a company, it's not good because it's *proprietary*. When it's moving to the open-source, it's not good because is not "supported". As Ben said, time will tell. Mainwhile try to find a technology that's even powerfull for making enterprise software interfaces as Flex is for the moment.

    #6Posted by datafunk | Feb 18, 2012, 03:52 AM