Adobe Flash came from nowhere to become the obvious choice for embedding video into websites, despite the presence of well-established alternatives including Real, Windows Media and Quicktime. Could it have a similar impact on client application development? Last month Adobe’s Ben Forsaith ran a Flex 2 workshop for the press, …
Have a look at La Banque Postale E-carte service
Also to bring water to this article, see
the very good application from La Banque Postale
, the french bank derived from La Poste, the still
post company (despite not working at all ;-):
Been using it for years, is extremely easy, uses SSL
to connect to the bank and generate the one use only
VISA number to pay online.
Will then show a picture of the VISA card with all
generated numbers on. Very neat.
And of course runs OK on Windows and Linux :-))
Flex is more than meets the eye
"Creating applications that work offline is a challenge."
That will be addressed in a matter of months when Adobe release 'apollo', which allows Flex and DHTML applications to run on the desktop, with on/off line notification, an upgrade framework and more.
"proprietary Flex Data Services"
Are now provided by several non-Adobe sources, such as Red5. May even be free.
You also left out remoteing calls to ColdFusion applications, which again is free and supported by several of the non-Adobe CFML engines. Again, these may be free.
Nice comment spam above, by the way.
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