It was quite interesting to answer questions in Flex Hackr Challenge. The questions are nicely framed and with every level it really tests your Flex knowledge. Nice attempt by Adobe. I would recommend every Flex developer must visit Hacker Challenge. If you are new to Flex, visit videos section and you will get plethora of information about Flex.
Just recently came across one more RIA tool – Curl (sounds familiar, there is library in PHP with same name but it is used for different purpose). It seems it is competing with Flex – an already established brand in RIA world. A thought just came in my mind, can it really compete with tool like Flex. It is now common that Flash is available in maximum platforms and the player plugin is almost available in every machine.
Why people would explicitly download Curl to use application developed in it? Well my initial impression after looking at demo is that I am not impressed with UI.
For more details visit, http://www.curl.com/products/feature/
To tell you frankly, this is dumb plugin which doesnt have any intelligence and purely dependent upon third party services to complete its job. I developed this plugin jus for project need and freeing some developer’s brain cells from remembering translation site name. 🙂 Translation plugin acts as an agent between online translation service such as Google and Babelfish.
WELCOME – RICH INTERNET
Over past few years web has become an important element of day to day life. Advertising a product or fastest mode of exchanging information or building social communities etc are the few examples we all know which couldn’t have been possible without web. While the importance of web has increased over the years, so the supporting technology has undergone various evaluations. Industry has always come up with new innovations to make experience of using web more appealing. The early days of Internet was using just HTML, Scripting languages and Images to present the information, the past few years has brought many new concepts like Animations, AJAX etc. What next, web got its new version Web 2.0 and has changed the definition for what web is used for. More and more sites are built today to ease the process of accessing information and making it more presentable.
WELCOME – Flex Issues
Bored of creating prototypes in HTML or using any other tool, Flex is the ultimate tool. It has been a long time, Flex has been dominating RIA world with its strong features and easy to use development environment. Flex provides very strong development environment which can be used to develop Rich Internet application with stunning effect and that too within minimal time. Though same effects can be achieved in Adobe® Flash®, the time and ease provided by Flex comes to the rescue of developer to build something in less time.
While Flex™ is considered to be the best tool amongst all other RIA technologies, there are some areas where Flex has not shown maturity or simply fails to perform. In this article I will walkthrough few of those issues which Flex cannot tackle on its own.