Flex celebrates its 1st birthday today. I think we’ve done pretty well for a V1 product and are working hard on the next generation. David Mendels mentioned in our celebration today that you see a huge amount of growth in children between the ages of 1 and 2; we’re hoping we can see the same amount of growth in “our baby”
Thanks to all who have participated in making Flex what it is and what it will be!
Check out this post by Steven Erat on the Flex for ColdFusion Developers course he took recently. These kinds of courses are offered all the time and all over; very worthwhile to rapidly increase your skills or if you’re trying to find out if Flex can really suit your needs .
Macromedia Flex 1.5 won the Jolt award for Web Development Tools last night from the editors of Software Development magazine. Check out the press release.
Feels pretty good to be a part of an award-winning product!
Congrats go to the other Macromedia products that were honored as well, Flash Lite, Captivate, and Contribute.
We’ve recently posted two articles on DevNet that you might find interesting.
The first is an excerpt from the iteration::two book, Developing Rich Clients with Macromedia Flex, on Behaviors and Effects. Check it out here.
The second article is a review done by the security firm @stake on Flex. You can see the kinds of tests they tried and their recommendations for using Flex in a secure environment. Here ya go.