Being the ego-centric human that I am, I often check out my blog stats. Yes, I am guilty of using my blog as a means of shameless self promotion. Who out there writing a blog isn’t in some way?
Anyhow I am going through, checking in on some of the incoming links and found this nay-sayer. Basically our friend here is saying that the Flex framework is a failure because it requires some…
- …insight into the flex framework,
- some sense of exploration,
- and a developer who likes a challenge.
I am no flex evangelist (yet) but I think the benefits (see list below) that Flex and Flash offer by-far outweigh the concerns of this ass-clown. I am curious as to what he proposes as a more suitable framework over the Flex/Flash, which currently has this over its competitors:
- near ubiquity in mature markets. Check out some of the flash player adoption stats here.
- cross browser compatibility
- cross platform compatibility
- better player updates that are nearly transparent to the user
- far better accessibility hookups than HTML or AJAX
So I think these benefits are pretty hard to argue and have been established for quite some time. This doesn’t even include developer-targeted benefits. So Mr. NotBoss, as a child did you expect to get your Legos/K’nex/Lincoln Logs fully assembled for you?
Anyway, the defense rests. No further questions Your Honor.