Is Flash a real programming Language?
February 23, 2008
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While waiting at Detroit Airport for my flight (thanks to Northwest for delaying yet another of my flights!) the gentlemen sitting next to me noticed me going through my presentation for 360|Flex this coming week. Apparently a web-designer in England, he mentioned to me that he didn’t realize that the Flash platform was powerful enough to do anything other than graphics.
Now, I’ve run into similar misconceptions all the time when I work with ColdFusion, but it never really occurred to me that people would think that the Flash player was under-powered for any business task.
For example of the power behind the new runtime, take a look at the companies that are creating Flex and Flash applications : http://www.flex.org/showcase. Companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield are using this client-side power to help interact with their customers.
I’ll be posting more this week — during the conference. Stay tuned to the latest on the keynotes and parties!