Adobe Flex Vs. ASP.NET: Who wins?
Posted on 2009-04-24
My development shop is thinking of switching over to building all our pages in Adobe Flex instead of asp.net. In this scenario the only .NET coding we would do would be building web services for the flex app to consume. The advantages are that the app would look and feel better (being a rich internet application) and would work exactly the same on all browsers (because the app would be running in flash). According to adobe, flash is installed on 99% of web clients.
I am interested in the opinions of any experts who have used both Flex and ASP.NET professionally around the following questions:
What are the disadvantages of the above scenario (in a professional-level development scenario)?
What are the advantages not named above (in the same scenario)?
Which technology configuration would you decide on given the advantages and disadvantages?