Matt Voerman (who is getting over the flu but skiing in Japan, so hold your sympathy) pointed me to InfoWorld’s Application Development 2006 Year in Review. In the (free) accompanying PDF they break down various Application development technologies and score them from 1 to 10 with a “bottom line” that breaks down their general thoughts of the technology.
Their review for Flex 2 is a harbinger of things to come (as I’ll be talking about in my 2007 Predictions for Rich Internet Applications on ZDNet later today). It ended up with a score of 8.6 and they had this to say about it:
Adobe Flex 2 rewrites the story for this productâ€™s chance as an RIA framework. The feature-rich IDE jump-starts developers, while a capable back-end mediates data integration and messaging. For real-time, data-driven apps, such as dashboards and interactive forms, Flex pulls its weight.
It’s good to see Flex 2 get some well deserved credit, although I wish InfoWorld had scored Dojo and Atlas because I think it would have been a good comparison.
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