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Has Flash 8 lived up to the hype?

Stefan Kjartansson have a question, Has Flash 8 lived up to the hype? Go ahead and have your say.

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  1. No it hasn't, mostly due to the fact that Macromedia was unable to release the new runtime that features AS 3.0. I appreciate the fact that they decided to release something stable and tested and not to make the same mistake twice as they did with MX 2004. I also appreciate the fact that they did a lot of new cool things for designers but at least they could have fixed the obvious problems with their components. For us the poor fellows that rely on their components the quality of the code, the performance and obvious bugs are simply not acceptable.
    They could have at least patched the obvious problems with the datagrid.

  2. No it hasn't, mostly due to the fact that Macromedia was unable to release the new runtime that features AS 3.0. I appreciate the fact that they decided to release something stable and tested and not to make the same mistake twice as they did with MX 2004. I also appreciate the fact that they did a lot of new cool things for designers but at least they could have fixed the obvious problems with their components. For us the poor fellows that rely on their components the quality of the code, the performance and obvious bugs are simply not acceptable.
    They could have at least patched the obvious problems with the datagrid.

  3. My view is that it has but implementing it at the moment causes performance issues in big projects i feel that you'll really start to see inovative uses of Flash 8 features when AS3.0 is released and you're able to us the new power to really take the features to town. Commercially i don't think that wide use of the features are feasable. Plus you've got to also remember that many people won't even have flp8 yet so commecial work wont start untill the take up is increased.

  4. My view is that it has but implementing it at the moment causes performance issues in big projects i feel that you'll really start to see inovative uses of Flash 8 features when AS3.0 is released and you're able to us the new power to really take the features to town. Commercially i don't think that wide use of the features are feasable. Plus you've got to also remember that many people won't even have flp8 yet so commecial work wont start untill the take up is increased.

  5. Absolutely, it is a perfect example of the kind of upgrade where folk will still be finding out new things they can do with it long into the future.

    The main thing is that the api's and the documentation are much better. The docs still need more complete and complex examples, but otherwise are very throrough.

    The apis are a gold mine waiting for folk to discover them.

  6. Absolutely, it is a perfect example of the kind of upgrade where folk will still be finding out new things they can do with it long into the future.

    The main thing is that the api's and the documentation are much better. The docs still need more complete and complex examples, but otherwise are very throrough.

    The apis are a gold mine waiting for folk to discover them.

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