So.. I took a break from anything but PHP for a while. Didn’t really focus on learning any new browser based technology for the past 6 months or so. Today, I took a look around.. Am going to be using the the Flash Media Server in my class this semester and thought I would checkout the Flex SDK (which is pretty nice I must say, much much better than developing in Flash).
Looking through that got me to wonder what people were thinking of Silverlight, Google’s Chrome and finally JavaFX.
Talk about eye-opening.. I think RIA’s (rich internet applications) have arrived!
Silverlight, Microsoft’s Flash competitor impressed me initially with their cross-platform push. It was a nice change and the streaming of the Olympics looked great.
JavaFX looks like it *might* be something.. (This is my secret wish as Java is my first love but Sun has let me down so many times in the past with video support that I am not going to even bother until they support H.264 cross-platform)
Flash with it’s new H.264 support is what has me the most interested..
Ok.. Time to get back to FMS..