Flex vs. HTML 5.0
Seminar Name Flex vs. HTML 5.0
Flex is a highly productive, free open source framework for building
and maintaining expressive web applications that are deployed on
the propriety Flash Player. HTML 5.0 will be the new W3C standard
for the web, and its supporters are currently stirring a publicized
debate on which of those technologies will rule the web's future.
In this seminar we will delve inside this debate and, hopefully, get
some interesting and useful insights.
The seminar will present the following topics:
• Flex 4.0 overview
• HTML 5.0 overview
• Flex vs. HTML 5.0 in the enterprise market
• Demonstration of Flex and HTML 5.0 Applications
• Demonstration of development in HTML5 vs. development in Flex4
In the past the WWW was embraced as a standard platform for
delivering client/server application. The concept of RIA (rich internet
applications) was developed and was largely implemented by non‐
browser extensions such as the Flash Player.
Lately, the new (and uncompleted… yet) version of the HTML
standard (HTML5) was partially implemented by various browser
manufacturers, which gave them similar capabilities to the currently
wide‐spread external extensions (i.e. Flash player).
In this lecture we aim to check the new up‐comer and understand its
influence. This will be done by answering several important
o What is HTML5? What is its status?
o What are the new additions to HTML5 that allow it to
compete with Flash technology?
o What are Flex's capabilities, pros and cons?
o What are HTML5 capabilities, pros and cons?
o Which environment fits which purpose?
o Is HTML5 (Browser rendered) really faster than Flash?
o Is HTML5 ready for enterprise application development?
o Can/Will HTML5 and Flex live together?
Lecturer: Afik Gal
Afik Gal is the Flex technology leader at Interbit.
He has 13 years of experience in the software industry, specializing in
information systems and data mining, mainly in PHP and Java. Afik
has been working with flex for the past 3‐4 years (since version 1.5),
with a focus on complex system architecture and optimizations. His
experience varies from leading teams and projects to training and