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No One is Moving from Flex to HTML5
Very, very few Flex developers have shifted, moved, changed over, or whatever you want to call it
By: Rob Rusher
Apr. 12, 2012 05:30 AM
The context is all wrong here. Very, very few Flex developers have shifted, moved, changed over, or whatever you want to call it… to HTML5 (or anything else JS-based.)
There is not a move to HTML5
I will go as far as to say that there is not a move to HTML5. The simple fact is that, developers are being developers. No matter the background, we are always trying to broadening our skill sets. This includes HTML5 since it started showing up a few years ago. For anyone to imply, or state outright, that there is some mass exodus from Flex is completely false!
The reality is still the same, Flash Player is still the most consistent cross-browser, cross-OS, and cross-device platform for software development.
It doesn’t matter if you are building business software or games, with one technology you are able to build for the desktop, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Android, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry and Internet TVs.
What most haters fail to realize is how nice it is to go through your bug list and not find ANY bugs that are browser/platform specific. The only bugs I have, are actual bugs that I can fix. Not browser support related issues that you have no control over. For the first time in years I had to deal with browser specific issue when our On3 client embedded the application in a JSF, JSTL, ADF container. It reminded me of how good I have it. I don’t have to deal with this headache on a daily basis. In fact, it was one of the complete joys that drove me from building DHMTL development to Flex development.
So, the next time someone says, “Flex is dead” or “Everyone is moving to <insert tech here>.” Take it with a grain of salt. In all likelihood, they have a hidden agenda.
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