4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2013 9:55 AM by Gopi Karuppasamy RSS

    Flex or HTML?

    Gopi Karuppasamy

      Hi all,

       

                I have a 2+ years experience in flash application development and Actionscipt(2 and 3). Now i decided to learn new technology , am confused about flex/html5. Please give some suggesstions. No more jobs avail for flash.

       

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Flex or HTML?
          Aaron Beall Community Member

          What are you confused about Flex vs HTML? In a nutshell:

          - Flex is an application framework that uses AS3 and MXML (which is basically a markup language for AS3) and is rendered to SWFs and displayed by Flash Player and AIR

          - HTML/JS/CSS is a web page content language which is rendered by various browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, mobile devices, etc.)

           

          BTW, Flash Pro can output HTML these days, not just SWFs.

           

          Also FYI, there are still lots of Flash jobs, just not as high of a demand in the brwoser/website market (though still some for sure, for example the creative microsite market still create a lot of Flash sites for desktop browsers.)

           

          Cheers.

          -Aaron

          • 2. Re: Flex or HTML?
            Gopi Karuppasamy Community Member

            Thanks for your response Aaron,

            I have been in desktop application development with as3 , right now there is no openings for as3 developer for application development so that i planned to go for game developments without moving some games to the store recruiters are not ready to hire me . flex is the only domain still alive in top most MNCs but application developed in HTML5 replace those things too, so i am worried about my career. Help me to make a proper decission.

             

            Thanks

            • 3. Re: Flex or HTML?
              Flex harUI Adobe Employee

              If all goes well, you'll soon be able to use MXML and AS to create HTML apps.

               

              See: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FLEX/FlexJS

              • 4. Re: Flex or HTML?
                Gopi Karuppasamy Community Member

                Thanks for the valuable information it feeds me more now i am very cleared about the domain , Thanks for your help in right time.  i am sure Apache will succeed.