Flex just keeps getting better and better. Today I discovered a little thing called the Flash Communication Server. I think it’s been around for a while but before Flex it was kind of an odd product. It allows communication between Flash applications and the server in real time. That in itself isn’t really all that cool, but it allows multiple users to all come together in the same application and share information.
I’ve always seen Flash as a designers tool, something that people with more artistic talent than I have could use to make their “art” come to life on the web. It may be a simplistic idea of Flash, but I don’t think it’s much of a stretch, we have a couple of teams of developers at work and I don’t think any of them is an “expert” in Flash.
The Flash Communication Server gives Flash Designers a lot of cool stuff to play with, but after playing with it today, I just don’t see the kind of people who create Flash as being big users of the Communication Server. Flex however, is a developer-based language that becomes flash to the client.
There really doesn’t seem to be much on using Flex with Flash Communication Server, but it’s really a perfect fit. Sharing information in real time with a user interface that is powered by Flex has some cool possibilities.Tweet