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I have been building AJAX applications for a while now and absolutely love AJAX and the improvements it can offer in user-interface design, making applications easy and fun to use. But AJAX does have limitations and I, like many others have come to the realization that while AJAX is great for most things, it is not the silver bullet. For data-intensive application, specifically that involve dynamic charting with vector graphics and mining, AJAX falls short.
There are a couple of alternatives out there that fill that niche that AJAX still hasn’t successfully filled and Adobe’s Flex 2 framework is definitely one of the them. Adobe Flex 2 software is a rich Internet application framework based on Adobe Flash that will enable you to create applications that are cross-platform and browser independent as they run inside the Flash VM. Flash has fulfilled the promise that Java applets never delivered for a variety of reasons. The Flex programming model is fairly simple where developers write MXML and ActionScript source code and the source code is then compiled into bytecode by the Flex compiler, resulting in a binary file with the *.swf extension. Developers use MXML to declaratively define the application user interface elements and use ActionScript for client logic and procedural control. MXML provides declarative abstractions for client-tier logic and bindings between the user interface and application data. ActionScript 3.0 is an implementation of ECMAScript, and it provides support for strong typing, interfaces, delegation, namespaces, error handling, and ECMAScript for XML (E4X).
Adobe gives away the Flex 2 SDK for free and so anyone can create Flex 2 application and compile them into SWF bytecode files. Adobe sells Flex Builder, which is the Eclipse based IDE for Flex development and Flex Data Services, which is a J2EE component deployed inside a container. It provides adapters to connect to EJB’s, JMS queues, backend data stores, etc.