Alex Wright


November 18, 2003

Macromedia announces Flex (previously code-named Royale), which looks to be their attempt at blunting Microsoft Avalon with a J2EE- and XML-based presentation server framework. Not coincidentally, it comes endorsed out of the gate by IBM.

Flex consists of a presentation server installed on top of a J2EE application server or servlet container, a rich library of user interface components, an XML-based markup language used to declaratively lay out these components, and an object-oriented programming language to handle the user interactions with the application. The end result is a Rich Internet Application (RIA) rendered using Flash Player and developed using industry standards and a development paradigm familiar to developers. > more on Macromedia Flex

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