Flex Development Streamlines Business Processing
Since its introduction to the web development fraternity in 2004 Flex has been themost widely used web application development technology for delivering rich user experiences through Flex application development solutions. Flex development is so popular among the web developers because it is based on the powerful Flash platform. This results in two significant points: firstly, the Flex application will run on the Flash player that has already been installed on billions of web browsers, hence no need to install extra hardware or software; secondly, due to using Flash as a standard base, it gets really easy in implementing graphics and animations with multimedia playback into the web application itself. Users are exposed to rich contents that impart enthralling experiences to the users on the Internet today. Adobe Flex adds strength to the developers armory by enabling the developer to create engaging web applications that run on the web browser, yet have the features and functionality of traditional desktop resident software.
Flex application development is a more preferred way over to other RIA development technologies like Microsoft Silverlight and AJAX which are relatively newer to Adobe Flex. Adobes latest Flex development tool the Flash Builder 4 is aimed to bridge the gap between the designers and the developers in creating a fully functional application with seamless navigation and artistic design. This tool empowers the designers to create Rich Internet Application (RIA) that are extremely capable of pulling a large number of visitors to the websites. These applications engross the visitors for longer durations and bring them back frequently.
A good Flex developer knows Flex development comprehensively in addition to a powerful programming frameworks like Cairngorm and Spring with MVC architecture support, a server-side scripting language such as ASP.Net or PHP, object-oriented programming, and other things as well. Knowing such tools and technologies enables the developer to create the most interactive web applications with sophisticated business logic and intricate functionality. Flex applications are cross browser and hence can be deployed over all major web browsers, systems, and devices.
Flex application development has found a wide usage on popular Internet websites such as Scribd, Slideshare, and Picnic. These applications have always made the user experience easy with interactive software that is intuitive to use. Flex development is done for not only building end-user web based apps that add to the website popularity index, but with the release of Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) Flex applications can also run on the desktop itself. The Flex developer should be skilled in synchronizing data between the client and server systems for real time updates without any need for refreshing the page.
Adobe has done a commendable job on the Flex architecture as it includes all the necessary components in Flex 4 SDK. These components are reusable and, Flex being open source, are extendible as well. One of the most broadly used Flex components is the charting component. This Abode Flex component helps in daily business information analysis and statistics as the user can conveniently use the charts and graphs to plot the business data. This authoring tool has immense potential and has provided the users with more features and greater customizability. This established framework plays a very important role in building powerfulinternet applications.
by: aaricsageAbout the Author:iFlexWeb specializes in creating superior RIAs using the Adobe Flex platform. Our Flex development services are targeted for a wide clientele including various industry verticals with businesses of all sizes.