Daemonite: Flex will take the shine out of Sparkle Archive

Daemonite: Flex will take the shine out of Sparkle Archive


Monday, November 17, 2003
Flex will take the shine out of Sparkle

With the announcement of Macromedia Flex (previously code named Royale) and MXML Macromedia have managed to reveal just how on the ball they really are. All the excitement about Microsoft's Sparkle for Longhorn has been wasted - here's something that's OS/hardware/platform independant - why it'll even work on a mobile device!

And as for the markup...

Christophe Coenraets reveals in his overview of MXML just how easy it's going to be to code in Flex:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.macromedia.com/2003/mxml">
    <mx:TextInput id="source" width="100"/>
    <mx:Button label="Copy" click="destination.text=source.text"/>
    <mx:TextInput id="destination" width="100"/>
</mx:Application>

is enough to do this:

flex_sample.gif

I've applied for the beta and can't wait...

Flex links:

http://www.macromedia.com/software/flex/
http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/flex/

Apply for beta:
http://www.macromedia.com/go/flexbeta/

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Comments

If you can't wait for Flex, you should check out the Laszlo Presentation Server.
http://www.laszlosystems.com

There is a good interactive overview of the language here:
http://www.laszlosystems.com/lps/lzxplorer2/lzxplorer.htm

Posted by: Sarah on November 18, 2003 04:46 AM