Stuart Milligan skrev:
We ultimately abandoned these rendering technologies, despite having sunk
about 2 million pounds into them, because we realized that we would have to
compete with Visual Studio, Oracle, MyEclipse and all the other IDE editors.
But our customers still have the problem of screen maintenance. Not because
of the quality of code we generate, its clean its OO its event driven and
looks like code someone who was very well trained in modern languages would
do. It's just that the technologies of web 2.0 are not productive.
This is a very interesting conclusion. It is a large investment to write off, but I expect that the experience gained in writing these now abandoned projects, allowed you to avoid a lot of trying things out when doing the Flex implementation. You basically knew what what was required?

Flex changes all this. In a few simple lines you can define incredibly rich,
good looking and robust UI's. Also SAP just rewrote their entire UI layer in
Flex. That prompted us to look at it much more closely and we realized it
was the answer to our prayers. Hence my question, if anyone is still reading

We have a long proven policy of "we only do Java", but statements like the above makes me wonder if this might be _too_ conservative an attitude.

If you want to share, I'd appreciate hearing more about your experiences.

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