Monday, October 26, 2009

Adobe Flex and commercial component libraries

Do you also think that Adobe Flex lacks a component library update? Yes, I know Spark is around the corner but after more than 2 years I'm not looking for less, I really need more. New components, new functionality within the existing components.

As far as I'm concerned Adobe doesn't have to come up with these components itself. Third party components with a decent licensing scheme (comparable to the 3rd party components available for Silverlight) would be perfect. Apart from ILOG Elixir (that comes with problematic licensing options) there's hardly anything out there. Even Dough Mcune with his fantastic Flexlib library seems to have given up.

But @ Adobe nobody seems to care, at least not in a positive way. Otherwise they wouldn't attack Flashden, probably the biggest Flash marketplace out there.

So Adobians, please tell me today instead of tomorrow if you're not serious about your own development products anymore! I start wondering whether you are being paid by Microsoft to let Flex die silently...