Saturday, August 23, 2008


We've been using Adobe Flex for the past 6-months to develop SLiM, our RIA client to access our backend GAPSS LIMS server. Flex is the perfect fit for LIMS, because we can do really cool stuff, such as performant drag and drop plate maps right in the browser.

I got my first chance to interact with the larger Flex community this past week at Flex360 in San Jose. I was half-expecting to meet a gaggle of converted Flash developers of the 'creative' type, but I was pleasantly surprised by the number of attendees using Flex for enterprise level applications. Many big companies are developing internal apps with Flex, and most of the community seemed to be very high quality.

Overall, the conference re-enforced the decision to use Flex for our app. I learned a ton of new technical info at the sessions and I'm trying to prioritize what was coolest, so I can go back and re-code sections of SLiM to be better.

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