Thumbs up to Macromedia.
I hope that will keep those adware and flashy-ad makers busy
and I can keep Flash off my computer. Since loading some simple WPF advertisement will load hundred DLLs if "cold", we are hopefully only going to see useful stuff made thoughtfully with
Could you please clarify the point of your comment. Flex 2.0 is for developers not "Flashy-ad makers
" I would much rather deploy nothing then "hundred DLLs
" or only the flash plugin/activex. No os limitations, no browser limitations,
it just works. This is actually what turned me on to Flex.
I'm just sick of telling clients they need to upgrade, install some huge runtime (that only works even on certain MS os's) on their clients. The server is another issue. I do use .net on the server side mind you.
I'm sick of wasting time trying to figure out why it works on the dev post and not on the clients installed base (comprised of win 98, 2000, xp, xp sp2, vista etc..) One click install my ars! .
I just want to get it installed, and get paid. Put it all on the server is the best option for all parties involved. Now even the Flash 8.5 and beyond plugin/activex will auto update or be very seamless. My clients like a good user experience, but what they
need to do their job's and run their company is information. That's It ! Looks are great and important to sell your product (more so everyday) but hassle free is where it's at and that is; the bottom line.
How do you sell that. Yes Mr. Client you need to upgrade your hardware, and OS. Yes sir in today's world Win XP is min for our application, it just won't run on all your 98/2000 machines. Chalk another couple grand onto the price tag. Oh and we also need to
upgrade all your computers with a new runtime that'll take a couple day's.
The accountants are leaving the room, the CIO is slowly sinking beneath the conference table, and looks to have a cold sweat coming on, while the direction committee you just presented too are all scratching their heads with a dumbfounded look on their faces.
Talk about how to loose a contract 101...
And too top it all off, you just realized you wasted x freaken $'s flying across the country to show your stuff.
So the question is who pays for the upgrade? You do! You either mix the extra cost's into the contract, or eat it up cause if your don’t, you won’t sell this one. Price cut’s all around, otherwise you may want to buy some of that Kraft Dinner(which I happen
to like ) action.
Sounds awesome! I can’t wait for WPF, and Sparkle.