Rich Internet Applications
I was looking at the recently released Photoshop Express, which excited me to view the possibilities. While it does not show anything that I have not seen implemented in Flash before, it does put it all together into a single application with server support. Also, from my test drive, it is horribly slow, which may be due in part to the Flex framework that they used. My personal experience with Flex is that it is easy to implement a nice interface, but the drawback is that the components are quite large; therefore, it ends up passing a longer load and more lag to the user. Combine that with the intensive processing the image application is performing anyways, there is a problem. Ultimately, though, it makes me more eager to see the application/tools that Aviary and others will have available. What are your opinions of these rich internet applications?