FJaX: Flash Meets AJaX

26 Jun 2006

Very interesting article on the how and why of FJaX, which is worth reading if you’re into new developments:

Jay McDonald: The secret is that it’s using Flash (the “F” in Fjax) to act as a speedy little XML parsing engine, instead of handling all of that in JavaScript. But Fjax’s use of Flash is a pretty significant departure from how Flash has historically been used. In fact, this is a critical point — because Fjax isn’t geared specifically at Flash developers who are used to building things where the user interface is Flash. It’s really a whole new way of using Flash that will appeal to folks who are not “Flash people” and don’t want to make a “Flash site.”

The approach can be characterized like this: try to go to the Fjax site and point to the Flash. You can’t. It’s not visible anywhere. That’s completely different than how people are used to using Flash.

Read more at WebMonkey


Posted by Miel Van Opstal in 2.0 +, Design, Technology, Trends


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  1. Hayo

    June 26, 2006 at 9:28 am

  2. Coolz0r

    June 26, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    Okay. Point well taken :) It just seemed good, the way they proposed it. After having read the ‘Just say no’ version, I think I’ll have to change my point of view. I’ll ask around amongst my Flash buddies and see what they think of it.

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