Having endured the various failings of the Flash development experience for the last three or four versions, all the while hoping that the next version would bring such luxuries as a debugger that works or intellisense that works, I have been pleasantly suprised by Flex.
Now if you are wanting to recreate Star Wars or the Zidane headbutt incident then Flex isn’t for you as Flex is a kind of ‘Form’ based Flash rather than a timeline/movieclip job. If, however, you are after a rich UI for your application and you want it to run cross-platform in the browser then Flex is your man.
I’m sure I will write more about it in the future when I have more than the two weeks experience that I have currently but on the whole it is definitely worth a look.
Whilst looking around for resources on the web I stumbled upon a few tutorials about using Flex with Rails. Is there no escape…
(here is another one Flexstore on Rails)