Hi I am used to using flash and now I am moving to Flex. I have been told its for real developers and the best route for data integration.
I have an online learning management system where all the data goes into a mysql database. I want to create a dashboard that clients(schools) can log into and see information about their students progress.
I am about to go through tutorials on lynda.com but there seem to be so many differentt ways that I am confused.
Do I use Flex through flashbuilder + php or zendserver with php etc... I have read flex services, php services, web services, http services and I am confused.
I only want a simple dashboard.
Thanks for any clarification in advance. I am also a total newbie so will have to learn xmls from scratch. I am pretty good at OOP AS3.
That's not my comment btw. I think they mean that flash is easier for artists etc... and newbies like me and flex has nothing to build graphics in etc... xmls is a difficult concept for me to grasp coming from flash and AS3.
You're not annoyed are you? Maybe I should edit that, but it's what other say, not myself.
So based upon your answers it looks like I may be better off in flash as I know it pretty well. I can use the datagrid component etc...
I was worried if I got up to more than 100-1000 concurrent users (school networks) etc... it might make a difference.
It just seems that I read so much about flex being the way to go for data handling.
The infrastructure for large numbers of users depends on the server and network setup, not the client.
It all depends on what you want to do.