Macromedia Flex-es App-Building Muscle

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2004-04-12 Print this article Print

Macromedia's eagerly awaited entry into rich Internet applications shows promise but has some first-release flaws.

In past reviews, weve said one of the biggest threats to rich Internet application platform vendors is the growth of Macromedia Inc.s Flash and its entry into rich Internet applications. With the late-March release of Flex 1.0, that threat is now here.

Click here to read the full review of Flex 1.0.

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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