Getting ahead of myself, GUIs

Man, I hate Flash. But it is one of the only ways to create a rich GUI interface with live data. But I guess to do that you need Flash Media Server.
I'm just starting to look at Flex(Why didn't I before??!) and WebORB. And if I was developing an app on my own, I'd definitely look at the Red5 open source flash media server project.

The Flex compiler is free, but their WYSIWYG interface is I think like $800, which is out of my price range for software. Also Actionscript sucks a$$. But if you need the kind of interactivity and immediate user interaction that Flash can give you, then you have to use it for now.
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Alexander York wrote:

Man, I hate Flash. But it is one of the only ways to create a rich GUI
interface with live data. But I guess to do that you need Flash Media
Server.

To use Flex you need nothing outside of the end users to have Flash Player 9 installed.

I’m just starting to look at Flex(Why didn’t I before??!) and WebORB.

And if I was developing an app on my own, I’d definitely look at the
Red5 open source flash media server project.

The Flex compiler is free, but their WYSIWYG interface is I think like
$800,

It’s Eclipse for Flex, but less then 800, I think 400 or 500.

which is out of my price range for software. Also Actionscript
sucks a$$.

Why does AS suck ? Can’t compare it to Ruby as far as design (not sure if that’s the right word) but AS3 now is

officially a OOP language. The class api is pretty large also.
Although I’m relatively new to even Ruby , AS is making a nice compliment to learning OOP in general.

Stuart

But if you need the kind of interactivity and immediate user
interaction that Flash can give you, then you have to use it for now.

Would OpenLaszlo be any help? http://www.openlaszlo.org/

The Rails plugin for openlaszlo is defunct. Project is no longer being continued and I don’t believe it’s current state was anywhere need completetion.

Stuart