Several months ago, the opportunity arose to work on a project in Flex. Brian Genisio has had a lot of experience with WPF and Silverlight and he expressed interest in the Flex project. While there are a lot of differences between the Adobe world and the Microsoft world, Brian found similarities as well. And he learned that there are things about each platform that he appreciates over the other. By learning Flex, he’s become a better Silverlight developer, and by knowing Silverlight, he had quick and substantial success with Flex. He’s been blogging about the experience, and it’s quite interesting.
We asked James Ward if he would like to do a Flex Jam in Ann Arbor, as we’ve done in previous years. We were thrilled when he agreed. If you think that you might want to join James (and Brian) in learning Flex in an interactive coding workshop, you can get more information or register at http://www.srtsolutions.com/flex-training. It’s not just for Java or Flex developers! If you’re a Silverlight developer, check out Brian’s blog and see if you think learning Flex would help make you a better developer.