Day 2 – 360|Flex Random Thoughts and Observations

By | May 19, 2009

Here are some additional thoughts about 360|Flex so far.

In case you missed it, here is day 1.

Day 2:

  • Most of the developers here seem to favor macs over pc’s. My guess is that Apple has at least 60% of the flex-nerd market.  Nice.
  • The axiis framework is really something special.  Once they get the transitions in place, it will really be a must-have library for anyone doing data visualization.  The way they are handling layouts and data binding is pretty slick.
  • Flex 4 is looking better and better but I’m not going to really get into it until they solidify the api a little more. Jeremy Saenz’s presentation today pointed out that the way skins are implemented in the current pre-release of Gumbo is still somewhat fluid and you can easily find yourself having to go back and re-work your examples.  This is to be expected in code that is still in the early stages of development but it is also what is keeping me from really getting my feet wet.  Once the beta is released, I’m all over it.
  • The Universal Mind guys have really put a lot of thought into their UX efforts.  I was surprised to find out that Adobe’s UX team is not the only game in town.
  • I was not aware that Joe Johnson and are one in the same.  I’ve been reading his blog posts for years and yet I never knew who he was.  Actually, I still don’t know him, but I do know what he looks like now.

One thought on “Day 2 – 360|Flex Random Thoughts and Observations

  1. Aaron Winkler

    Hey, Bill, I too was at Flex 360. I thought axiis was something special. I’m down in San Antonio, and just saying hello.


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