BTW, now that we've gotten into Flex and are quickly adopting it, I am still a little lost as to why we went this way. I like the familiarity of ActionScript and the ease of MXML, but if you don't mind me getting off topic, what is the advantage of Flash over Java FX and/or Swing and Applets
or even Swing and JNLP?
for alternatives to Flex).
Maybe I should make this a new thread
. Apart from your thoughts on the advantages of Flash over other solutions, does your book discuss where Flex is going and do you believe that html 5 or any other technology is likely to change the relevance of Flash?