I'm learning Flex here but I find it not that responsive, for
instance when you scroll up and down the scroll bar quickly, it
doesn't go as fast as the mouse (I have a good computer: Pentium D
3.2 / 1GB RAM). It's not as fast as a regular computer application,
it's a little sad.
Other than that I don't know exactly when I will use Flex in
the real world. It's nice and all, but as an end-user I feel more
& drop feature, ajax). I find it more snappy, and visually more
integrated to the operating system.
The Flex synthax is not difficult at all, especially when you
the problem I'm faced with is use of Flex in real life. I'm afraid
of learning Flex and afterwards, never using it (this is what
happened when I learnt Flash). Do you create your applications
The cross-platform advantage is probably one of the biggest.
I find it easier to create complex applications that involve
drag/drop, charts, grids, etc in Flex rather than Ajax, not to
mention including animation is also easier which really improves
usability. I haven't come across any security issues due to the
application being a SWF file. I'm required every now and then to
create applications to be used within the company, I turn to Flex
immediately because of the amount of control Flex offers due to
being able to run events/methods at runtime.