A couple of weekends ago I took my first real look at Flex 2.0 Beta. To say that I loved it is an understatement, I’ve even added a Flex category to my site in anticipation of many future posts about it.
I simply spent the weekend watching the demo videos & running through all of the tutorials and then started to play around with the Coldfusion/Flex connectivity and believe I grasped a large amount of how to work with Flex 2.0 within that time.
I had looked at the Flex 1.5 examples previously but never took a look at their implementation, I understand that there have been substantial changes between 1.5 & 2.0 and the Flex Builder alone is a beautiful example of the power of the Eclipse IDE.
The power and simplicity of Flex itself is outstanding and I have 3 areas in mind at work where we could take advantage of Flex, combined with our existing Coldfusion domain models, and really see the benefits shine. Indeed I spent the following few days in work gushing about Flex 2.0 and all of it’s benefits, which luckily was contagious with my colleagues, I guess this post is simply a continuation of that.
All I can say is I can’t wait to get my hands on it for a full project, the potential of using Flex for a certain project that I have previously been apprehensive about has actually made me really excited about it.