Sometimes ago i wrote about the project i created to write applications for the flash platform using JAVA.
Started with AIR , i m also adding support for FLEX.
The idea behind this is to make it more easier for Java developers like me to use use the the Flash platform and specially FLEX as the UI layer for their projects. The most people i talked to about FLEX argue that you have to do some AS/MXML and/or JS(when targetting AIR) and they are no willing to do so, since there are others libraries where they can directly leaverage their Java knowledges.
I remember some weeks ago attending a presentation in the Java User group here in the city i lived and hearing the speaker saying "Even if FLEX is probably the best RIA technology from those i presented today, it will not be very popular in Java enterprise because there s no way around AS3/MXML"
I asked him "Well what if you could write your FLEX UI entirely in JAVA" and he said " Then it could be an option, but thats not possible is it ? "
The reaction that i get about the project is kind of mixed. Some people are questioning why one should use java to write Flex or AIR Applications.
I can give a lot of reason, but i ll also like to hear what you guys think about my approach.