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Big changes in Flash/Flex/AIR land.

From: Tom B.
Sent on: Saturday, November 12, 2011 11:19 AM
Hello everyone,

You've probably all heard that Adobe is ending their commitment to Flash Player in mobile browsers. Even worse, they're ending their commitment to Flex and dumping it off as an open-source project. Details here:

"In the long-term, we believe HTML5 will be the best technology for enterprise application development."
http://blogs.adobe.com/flex/2011/11/your-questions-about-flex.html

If you're interested in the open-source project, go here: www.spoon.as

Unfortunately, I believe that new opportunities for Flex development will vanish, so their's not much point in an open source Flex project.  I don't think AIR is a viable strategy long term either.

Personally, I'm going to be looking at Sencha extjs and Sencha Touch (www.sencha.com), PhoneGap, and native Android development.

I'm going to shutdown L.A. Flex in the coming weeks. You can follow me on twitter @tombray if you'd like to hear my thoughts on what non-Flex technologies suck the least ;)

Cheers,

Tom


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