It seems like every week Adobe does something big with Flex. Last week it was the ActionScript 3 Libraries and this week it is the Flex AJAX bridge. It got a lot of press within MXNA but Ajaxian also picked it up and the comments on their post were interesting. Another thing of note is that Ely Greenfield is blogging and he has a very cool Flex AJAX bridge example on that blog.
There was another Flash/AJAX post on Ajaxian about Cross-domain AJAX using Flash that was interesting. They posted this before the Flex AJAX bridge came out, which I think makes this easier, but this is less interacting with Flash and more using it as a helper.
Manish Jethani was showing off at BarCampDelhi and wrote fTube, a Flex YouTube player live in one of his sessions. He posted the example, and it’s very cool. It’s a great showcase of how seamlessly multimedia and Flash go together. “Skip Intro” used to show people that “multimedia” was possible, but now we’re finally taking advantage of it in cool ways.
There were also a couple of posts that I enjoyed this week because they show how Flash and Flex are becoming interesting to other people. Simeon Bateman took some inspiration from Ben Forta and started playing with Flex Enterprise Services and ColdFusion. Simeon is a big CFer and while I’ve known for a long time that Flex was going to be important for ColdFusion programmers to know, it’s good to see it’s taking off in a big way. The other post was over at FlashAnt. Aral’s OSFlash.org site got a mention in LinuxUser & Developer Magazine and he went on to talk a little bit about the open source Flash movement and Flash adoption by Linux users. I think OSFlash is an awesome resource, so I’m glad it keeps getting press.
I believe this was posted on Flexcoders, but I found it via d.CAT. Bruce Eckels (this may be old) was interviewed and he mentioned he’s been experimenting with Flex 2. Flex just gets more and more exposure. Of course I can’t read Chinese, and I didn’t see the original message so there may be more to it than this.
Lastly, if you’re interested in working on Flex, then this is a good week for you! The Flex Builder team is looking for a Computer Scientist (Developer) as well as a QE Engineer (Software Tester). Both positions are in San Francisco.
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