This content has been marked as final. Show 3 replies
OK, I've found the flex store tutorial, although I don't know if this provides all of the source code.
Does anybody know how long it would take to adapt that flex cart to another store that provides a nice interface for search results and thumbnails (assume that this part is easy)?
Their analysis is partially correct for Flex 1.5, and completely wrong for Flex 2.0 (beta, release expected this month)
Flex 2.0 does not have ANY of the disadvantages listed: It requires no server, and it is free(it can be completely free, but you will probably want the ide, about $700). Now, Flex is a client side technology. For data services, a server is necessary. Flex 2.0 and CF integrate very well (as I understand, I don't do CF myself)
Client-side speed is no different, both Flex and Flash produce a swf that runs on the client. "Flex is Flash". Even in 1.5, the server load is only for the first download because the swf is cached locally.
The advantages are correct. Enterprise development methodology compatibility was one of the driving forces for Flex's creation.
The Flex store example main page says "This application and code come with the Flex trial". Now this is clearly a 1.5 app. You will want to go straight to 2.0. But if it can be done in 1.5 it can be done better in 2.0..