Adobe Flex


Formerly known as Adobe Flex, Apache Flex is a set of software tools and libraries for the development and deployment of Flash-based, cross-platform RIAs (Rich Internet Applications). The user interfaces are created using MXML - an XML based markup language

The tools form an SDK which is available from Adobe for free.

Advantages

  • More suitable than Flash to create UI applications
  • Supports stateful applications
  • Does not require deployment (it creates live applications)

Disadvantages

  • No local file access is supported
  • Lower performance when dealing with many data records

Components

  • LiveCycle Data Services
  • BlazeDS
  • ColdFusion Extensions

Development tools

  • Adobe Flash Builder 4
  • Adobe Flash Catalist CS5

Versions

  • Macromedia Flex 1.0 & 1.5
  • Adobe Flex 2
  • Adobe Flex 3
  • Adobe Flex 4
  • Adobe Flex 4.5
  • Adobe Flex 4.6.0
  • Apache Flex 4.8.0
  • Apache Flex 4.9.0
  • Apache Flex 4.9.1
  • Apache Flex 4.10.0
  • Apache Flex 4.11.0
  • Apache Flex 4.12.0
  • Apache Flex 4.12.1
  • Apache Flex 4.13.0
  • Apache Flex 4.14.0