My rule of thumb is that if there is data. like a database. then yes. Flex is the way to go.
--Bill From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:flexcod...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of enridp Sent: Monday, September 06, 2010 2:15 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [flexcoders] I don't know if I need Flex (please help me to decide) Hi! I will try to explain my situation: I'm a Flash developer (not a good one, just one more...), I know AS3, OOP, I can read MXML and I've read a lot about Flex in the last days, although I have never used it. And there's a reason for that, the SWF size, I'm from Argentina, and here internet is really slow in many places (mine is 128kbps for example, so to load a SWF of just 150KB I need to wait approx. 10 seconds) I was reading about RSL's to solve that, and it looks good, but I think could be a lot some "problems": 1) the first download will be very slow 2) if my RSL is not cached for any reason then nobody will be visiting the site again 3) what happens if I need to protect some project? I've read an article about Nitro-LM with RSL's (I don't know if it's the best option, for the moment I have never protected any code...), but if our RSL is encrypted, will be cached then? 4) I don't know, is there any other problem with RSL's? what do you think? I was reading about using Flex without the Flex Framework, and I like that idea, but what happens if I need a component? just one? I need to include again +200KB of code? I was thinking in working purely in AS3 and reusing some classes from Flex without embedding all the framework (my first goal is to make a really light version). I want to use Flex because there are some classes and components that I don't have in Flash, and I need them, like RemoteObject. So, I need some of the Flex Classes but I need a very light SWF. Is possible to achieve that with Flex? Thanks! Enrique.