Flex 2 sample applications – follow up
Recently I posted to the community asking what they wanted to see built using Flex 2, something that would help you understand Flex and its event model, or demonstrate a possible approach for architecting and developing an application using a framework etc. Thank you all for your responses, they were all as worthy as eachother, in particular Tariq's (cflex.net) comments on building open source tools/samples that demonstrate real applications. This is something that I totally agree with, and with the Flex Framework SDK available for free this is something that will hopefully grow over time.
Without building an entire application I would prefer to focus on Flex design and development and the integration with an existing problem domain. For this case I have opted to build a Flex presentation layer for the
open source Tudu Lists project. Tudu Lists is an on-line application for managing todo lists. This is a great project that provides m
any opportunites to use a whole bunch of the Flex product line and ActionScript libraries – Flex Builder and the Framework for the presentation, Flex charting components to visually display progress of tasks, Flex Data Services for sharing Tudu Lists with friend (cross client collaboration), ActionScript 3.0 Libraries such as the RSS readers etc for reading the RSS feed of your Tudu Lists.
The list goes on Even with such a basic concept I hope to demonstrate the possibilities available when using the many portions of Flex to create a rich and engaging experience. I also plan to use the open source Cairngorm Microarchitecture for the development framework for the Flex client.
I have asked a friend of mine, Chris Marmo, to provide some usability recommendations based on the existing application, and define how Flex can improve the user experience.
So over the coming weeks I hope to post updates on the progress of the project, and will make the completed application available for download. I won't guarantee dates for updates/releases but will continue to let you know how things are coming along.
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