I've never ran a thick client Flex application, so I don't know how
the CPU and memory usage is. It looks like just about any other GUI on
a Mac, but that's what Mac's do. One of Apples biggest things is
having a unified UI. I could really do the same thing in Java or
Objective-C. I kind of thought the web piece was a little lacking. Not
to knock it, but it was pretty basic.

If you want to see a really well done, I think Flex, application check
this one out http://www.pixlr.com/editor/. I'm not sure if it's flex
or just Flash, but either way it's impressive.

--
James R. Perkins



On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 21:00, Nathan Andelin <nandelin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm pretty sure that Pearson, the leading provider of K-12 software built their new Power-Teacher product, using Flex:

http://www.powerschool.com/products/powerteacher/videos/

Warning, that's a 15 minute, 58 Meg video.  But it demonstrates that Flex is being used to develop very powerful, interactive user interfaces.  It's more than eye candy.  It enables Pearson to present a powerful case for licensing their software.

That's not to say that I'm sold on Flex, but if Pearson is using it, it's going to gain a lot of traction.

-Nathan.

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