Bruce Eckel on Java, RIAs, Flash, and Flex

Bruce Eckel, author of Thinking in Java has written an article on his blog about the future of Java interfaces, RIAs, Flash, and Flex. Check it out! Oh, and feel free to promote it so that the world outside of our little echo chamber is aware of it; for me to do so might be self serving 🙂

4 Responses to Bruce Eckel on Java, RIAs, Flash, and Flex

  1. Ryan says:

    I’ve just started using Flex after reading that article.In the past I’ve always discounted Flash and always disable it in my browsers. After all 90% of Flash use seems to be obtrusive advertisments, which are both extremely annoying and a complete waste of time. For every FlickR implementation there are 100 IGN-style ads which include annoying sound.However, I must say I’m impressed with Flex. You’ve really created a platform for programmers!Just a shame that the to use it our users have to open themselves up to the horrors made by Flash users 🙁

  2. Peter says:

    I’ve just started using Flex after reading that article too 🙂

  3. bilard says:

    Flex, why not… Now I use Java5 it’s great tool.Java 5 was a tacit admission that Microsoft was doing some very interesting things with C#, and proposed features in Java 7 support the idea that Java is now playing catch-up with C# 3.0. Competition is good, and Java is not dead 🙂

  4. sharp aquos says:

    In the past I’ve always discounted Flash and always disable it in my browsers. After all 90% of Flash use seems to be obtrusive advertisments, which are both extremely annoying and a complete waste of time. For every FlickR implementation there are 100 IGN-style ads which include annoying sound.