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Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) are growing in popularity, especially buoyed by the rise of Web 2.0 technologies. Adobe's Flex application framework (formerly Macromedia Flex) is growing in popularity among enterprise developers for creation of both externally facing Internet applications and internally facing applications delivered over corporate intranets.
This research note provides an introductory guide to Adobe Flex, covering the following areas:
- A description of Adobe Flex, its architecture and its components.
- Appropriateness of implementing RIAs.
- Key takeaways for IT professionals to assist in strategy and planning activities concerning RIAs.
Understand the benefits of RIAs to the enterprise and the capabilities of Adobe Flex as an RIA framework.