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This needs to be updated to reflect the fact that it is now an Adobe product.
The "See also" list
OK, I just "sanitized" the list a bit. I just felt it covered so many different technologies and even minor companies, and also missed the new Microsoft Silverlight platform that directly competes with Adobe Flex.
- Thin client
- Flash Player
- Adobe Apollo
- Adobe Apollo
- Microsoft Silverlight
It actually started with me wishing to just add Silverlight to the list because it was relevant, and ended up with me trimming it to only cover stuff more directly related to Adobe Flex and not e.g. XAML that is only a detail that's used in Silverlight. Leaving this note up here because I understand it can maybe seen as a bit harsh, and it can of course still see improvements. I was unsure about leaving Morfik in, but it's at least a development environment. Some of the stuff in there was also frequently linked in the article, like Flash and MXML, so I really didn't see much of a reason to keep those. -- Northgrove 10:08, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
Flex Builder is based on Eclipse, an open source IDE. Why then isn't Flex Builder open source? Isn't Adobe obligated to providing source code for any improvements they make to Eclipse? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:09, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
- Flex Builder is not open source, but it is provided free for education. here Lightblade (talk) 03:14, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
- Adobe does, in fact, release their derived source code used in Flex Builder to the community. See the Adobe Tech Note, Flex Builder source code derived from Eclipse.
"Flex is not without its detractors"
"Although popular as a rich internet application development environment, Flex is not without its detractors. In February, 2009, analyst firm CMS Watch criticized the use of Flex for enterprise application user interfaces ."
This refers to a fluffy article. Perhaps this sentence can be removed from the Wikipedia page?
- Agreed. None of "they, them" refers to Flex; rather, in general, rich clients, virtual machines, proprietary platforms, coupled MVC. The thesis -- "consistent, cross-browser compatibility... is hard and expensive. But why does that mean you the customer must give up simplicity and supportability?" -- answers itself! Era139 (talk) 08:58, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
the "proven" BlazeDS technologies
Speaking of fluffy, "proven" sounds like one of those things a marketing person inserts. Does it really contribute anything here?
Adobe Flex Revertion
- The software was donated by Adobe to the Apache Foundation. It's not a fork or a mere "copy". Adobe have ceased development of Flex and have handed it over to the Apache Foundation project for future development. This was a non-trivial process.
- Version 4.6 was the last version released by Adobe. Version 4.8 was released by Apache in July. That was the first release by Apache and is a "parity release" with version 4.6 (i.e. the two are identical). All future released will by by Apache.
- See the presentation here for an overview:
- Or the timeline here:
- For trademark, etc. information see here:
- --RA (talk) 21:22, 2 August 2012 (UTC)