Friday, January 27, 2006

flexpression is here :)

If you have the bandwidth check out this video from channel9 on the new Microsoft product called Expression Interactive Designer. Manuel Clement and the boys worked hard to come up with an innovative new concept that will improve the workflow between the designers and developers. No comment on that part.
The thing that I want to ask from you after you watch the movie is to watch this one. It's Kevin Lynch's Web 2.0 Conference Presentation held back in October last year. Look for the similarities. Or rather try to find the differences. Not saying there aren't any. The Sparkle runtime error is one of them as well :D
But now I want to ask you something. In this era of the new Web 2.0, Google, Flickr, Yahoo and others, now when it becomes more and more obvious that the battle will go the online services way shouldn't it be obvious for everyone what tool to choose?
I mean do you really want to develop Windows only pseudo-online apps and play alone with Vista in Bill's back yard?
Wouldn't you rather play with an Eclipse based Adobe tool that is already proven to deliver consistent online rich user experiences and now promises to do even more?
And that tool to be backed by the Adobe Flash IDE that gets so much love from all of us. And also by the OSFlash crew who will always try to find an easier, more enjoyable and affordable way of doing things.
And all that to run on the Flash Virtual Machine that enables you to deliver truly rich multimedia content to 98% of the web users?
In the end is whether to build a Flickr browser in one hour and run it in your Vista OS vs. building a Flickr browser in 5 minutes for everybody to use in their browser. It's installing a 30 megs framework to run a handful of windows apps vs. installing a 1 mb plugin and enjoying tons of free web content. It's Flash vs. Sprinkles!
I mean come on people, tell a friend!

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