Apache Flex

Apache Flex
Formerly Adobe Flex

Score 7.9 out of 10
Apache Flex

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What is Apache Flex?

Apache Flex (formerly Adobe Flex) is an open source application framework for building and maintaining expressive web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and devices. It provides a modern, standards-based language and programming model that supports common...
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What is Apache Flex?

Apache Flex (formerly Adobe Flex) is an open source application framework for building and maintaining expressive web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and devices. It provides a modern, standards-based language and programming model that supports common design patterns suitable for developers from many backgrounds.

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Tuhin Sadik | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Apache Flex is an up-to-date programming language that adheres to industry standards and uses widely used design patterns. We used it; let us write highly reusable cross-platform code. We can use UI elements like buttons, forms, counters, lists, data grids, and more to style and interact with our application. Apache Flex uses AS3 (and ECMAScript-based languages like JavaScript) for programming and MXML for layout.
  • It is quick and simple to launch the application's user interface.
  • It has powerful functionalities for seamless integration and user-friendliness.
  • Its GUI, standard programming language, and agile model support multiple platforms.
  • It helps developers create great apps for clients but must improve forum discussion panels to attract more developers.
  • Compared to other open-source and paid-source packages, this one has a lot of requirements before it can even be installed on the system.
Apache Flex is an open-source SDK used to make rich Internet applications. It's developed with Action Script and MXML and works particularly well with Android and iOS ecosystems. Any flash-based application framework, such as Eclipse or the Flash above Builder, can be used to implement this. Free is best for mobile app developers, but suppose you have concerns, and consider Apache Flex's development team welcomes any questions via email.
  • It's developer-friendly.
  • Seamless development and integration.
  • APIs are used to build and display the web app UI quickly.
  • Multiple built-in components met business needs.
  • It helps us get our content out to the world quickly.
  • It's easy to reuse and deploy so much of our code.
  • It's an excellent framework for making apps and works particularly well with the Android and iOS ecosystems.
Apache Flex is a modern, standards-based programming language that supports common design patterns. It's an open-source SDK used to make rich Internet applications that work on different browsers and platforms. Any flash-based application framework, such as Eclipse or the Flash above Builder, can be used to implement this. So far, in comparison, it's much more crucial, especially for people working in fields like mobile development.
React Native, Visual FoxPro (Discontinued), Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing, Slack
Corey Birkmann | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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We utilized it to create a multi-device internal app for tracking hours as well as created a couple of apps for customers. Nothing too big, but it was helpful in creating the apps pretty quickly & making them cross-platform. Otherwise, we would have had to look outside the agency for additional help.
  • Runs on flash (at the time this was handy, not so much now. hah).
  • Good support from the company.
  • Ability to run offline.
  • Relied too much on flash at some times in its history.
  • Not web standard.
  • html5 took over its market.
I feel like it was better suited in its role in the early days of the app, as things progressed, it didn't as much. It may have gotten better as Apache took over, but I think they lost some users due to other things taking over on the web a bit more.
  • Cross platform usage
  • IDE support
  • Easy debugging
  • Positive: Easy to learn if you already knew AS.
  • Negative: Too heavy on flash knowledge (I know it's contradictory, but it was a plus & a minus).
  • ROI was great since it saves time on multiple devices compiling.
June 10, 2016

Adobe Flex review

Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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Adobe flex used to be the defacto choice of many applications but now with the whole push to HTML5 and JavaScript it is being replaced. We ourselves are in the process of migration.
  • Highly advanced UI platform, well suited for building enterprise applications.
  • Cross browser issues do not exist as it runs the same on every browser via Flash Player.
  • Animations are something that comes out of the box.
  • It's heavy as it needs to load the Flash plugin first before rendering anything to the user.
  • Not future ready as there is no support for mobile and tablet platforms.
If your site is purely animations (like some company timeline from the start of the company to the current date), it's well suited for this use case.
  • Our users have a great positive feedback from the UI point of view.
  • The ease of use of the application had doubled our existing user base.
We are replacing adobe flex with Sencha.
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