I am a Flex developer. Have been for the better part of the last 4 years.
Originally I was a Java server side developer.
4 years ago, Flex was rapidly becomming the next big thing in enterprise application development. I got interested and jumped in. Never looked back since, I love it!
First, the transition from server-side to client-side was very good for me. It let me be creative visually, which I found I really love.
Second, on a technical perspective, Flex’s OOD and architecture appealed to me very much. I really enjoyed (and still do) coding in Flex.
With the recent announcements by Adobe about the future of Flex, I feel this point in time is once again a decision point for me.
That did not appeal to me.
What I want is to stay in the RIA realm, but still code with OO principals, architecture, design patterns, etc.
Well, that meant GWT.
This will be a series of posts I will make every few days, with my personal thoughts about the transition from Flex to GWT.
What I like and don’t like, what I miss or wish I could still easily do.
Gonna be an interesting ride, why don’t you join me? 🙂