Interview with James Ward: Flex from a Java Perspective

by Tim O'Brien

I recently had a chance to talk to James Ward about Adobe Flex. For those of you who don't know Flex, the two second summary is that Flex is way of publishing Flash 9 content that is aimed squarely at you - the developer. I started out by asking him about Cairngorm...what is Cairngorm?
The Cairngorm Microarchitecture is a lightweight yet prescriptive framework for rich Internet application (RIA) development. - from Adobe Lab's Cairngorm Page
I asked him a few questions about Flex, the pricing model, what is open-sourced, what is not, related open source projects, and the viability of JavaFX. Read more for the interview...