[Semi-OT] Interesting article
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Mon Aug 8 17:03:00 CDT 2005
On Aug 8, 2005, at 1:47 PM, Peter T. Evensen wrote:
> What I don't understand is why is Laszlo and Flex better than using
> Flash? Flash lets you lay things out graphically. Flex and Laszlo
> are text descriptions that are compiled into flash. To me, it is
> easier to layout a screen than to try to describe it in text.
OpenLaszlo is a powerful framework for developing applications using
the SWF format. My impression was that it is a robust framework that
allows the developer to focus on their web app logic and let the
Laszlo framework handle the presentation.
Take a look at their ten minute demo (which is quite good) for more
It seemed to me that the philosophy of the Laszlo people at their
presentation was this: web app developers spend most of their time
writing code and not much time in the Flash GUI and most of them have
a preferred text editor. Their framework takes care of a lot of the
transition animation and other niceties that the developer might want
so it is pretty straightforward to just code these things in.
Blue Mango Multimedia
trevor at mangomultimedia.com
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