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Last night was the Seattle Designer Developer Interaction Group (user group) meeting.  Its a user group focused on UX and the designer developer experience. We meet in downtown Bellevue.  Last night Yoeun Pen was our guest speaker and a did a great presentation on Flex/Flash. Granted we were bolted out of the board room by the local construction crew and we had to play ninja and come up with a venue on the fly but by some miracle (ie, talked to hotel that we have our room booked with normally) we got to use a better room nearby (about 100feet). We had a great turn out and a great dicussion on the tools for designers vs the Flex IDE.  I was pleased to learn that the designer developer story is better then some of the other technologies we looked at but not as clean as WPF/Silverlight.

Yoeun Pen covered a number of things including:

  • What is Flex?
  • MXML (flash version of Xaml)
  • Flash/Flex 4?
  • Flex SDK
  • Flex Builder
  • Flash vs Flex
  • Components
  • Embedding assets
  • Skinning

and he did a great job contrasting Flash and flex and compairing that with Silverlight/WPF. You can download the powerpoint at:

Yoeun's blog is at:

Hope to see everyone at the next SD2IG about the latest topic related to UX.

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