Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Why Yahoo Maps chose AJAX

Ted Patrick has posted a very frank and thoughtful post discussing the reasons why Yahoo has moved from Flex to AJAX for the latest version of Yahoo Maps. To summarize he identifies 3 main reasons for the shift :
  • Shortage of Flex developers
  • Problems integrating Flash advertising into Flex applications
  • Complexity of migrating from Flex 1.5 to Flex 2.0
Despite these points it seems an odd decision in a year when so many great Flex applications have emerged.

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