I'm curious about this too, I have never used any of these and am using only the flex framework :-) Is that a bad thing?
Judging by number of responses, we are far from being in minority !
parsley is my vote - if you are a java developer done some spring
you missed robot legs framework in the list.
there's a good vid on adobe tv comparing swiz, parsley, robotlegs, spring and mate: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/max-2010-develop/flexactionscript-30-architecture-and-dependency -injection-frameworks-overview/ - personally, i prefer robotlegs
however, if you are new to OOP, i suggest concentrating on learning that first, and move onto learning a specific framework later once you are comfortable with all the concepts.
Looking at the video only, Mate wins hands down because of its simplicity. So, having said that just before I start looking at and trying some code examples, are there major things that any one of them can or can not do at all? For example, while Mate is for Flex only, is there anything that it can not do?
Having gone through all of the MATE's web site, why on earth are any of you even mentioning it when it has been in total neglect SINCE SEPTEMBER 10TH, - 2 0 0 9 - ALMOST A YEAR AND A HALF !
I am getting sick and tired of whiz kids who create such great products just to plant consulting seeds and in the process leave everyone else by the side !
EVERYONE, STOP BEING JUST AS IRRESPONSIBLE AS THEY ARE AND STOP RECOMMENDING THEIR GARBAGE - NO MATTER HOW GOOD IT IS TECHNICALLY !