Has anyone tried Adobe Flex yet?
Flex is basically an XML-based language for creating rich Flash applications. The XML source is compiled, along with any ActionScript included in it, into a binary SWF file which can then be embedded into a web page.
The language is aimed at developers rather than designers and does away with the traditional timeline style of devloping Flash. I’ve downloaded the SDK and looked at some of the examples and it looks relatively simple to get to grips with. Hopefully this will see Flash used for something other than ripped-off trashy intro pages to 13 year old script kiddies’ websites.