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After this post http://blogs.adobe.com/flex/2011/11/your-questions-about-flex.html and especially this paragraph:

... Does Adobe recommend we use Flex or HTML5 for our enterprise application development?

In the long-term, we believe HTML5 will be the best technology for enterprise application development. We also know that, currently, Flex has clear benefits for large-scale client projects typically associated with desktop application profiles. ...

Make no mistake, the days of Flex are over. Thus a lot of people are asking themselves:

Which technology(ies) will solve their and their customers problems in a future without flex?

P.S.: Obviously the correct answer for adobe would have been " ...Since we believe, that HTML5 will be the best technology enterprise application development, we will ensure that it will be targeted by future releases of the Flex framework ..."

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Just got off my time machine, it seems Adobe got it wrong, Morlocks still use Flex. –  Yannis Nov 14 '11 at 6:20
I'm sorry your question got migrated here unnecessarily, but we don't deal with hypothetical, "predict the future" type of questions. –  Anna Lear Nov 14 '11 at 6:50
@cbroughton How is "what will take Flex's place in the future?" not hypothetical? It's a serious question, sure, but it's a discussion that's best held in Programmers Chat. Quoting from the FAQ: If your motivation for asking the question is “I would like to participate in a discussion about ______”, then you should not be asking here. However, if your motivation is “I would like others to explain ______ to me”, then you are probably OK. There is no explanation to be given here, since we don't know what will happen in the future. –  Anna Lear Nov 14 '11 at 6:59
@cbroughton You can always use our main chat room or one of the chat rooms on Stack Overflow if you're that way inclined. :) –  Anna Lear Nov 14 '11 at 7:03
What's the problem that's being solved here? "What language should I learn/use?" questions are (by definition) just discussions. All you will get is people promoting their favourite language. –  ChrisF Nov 15 '11 at 16:56

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The answer is Spoon.

Spoon Project is the codename for a project started by the Adobe community to capture the collective experience of those individuals implementing solutions on the Flex framework and to apply that knowledge in a constructive manner through defect patching, feature contribution and addressing aspects of the framework that limit extensibility.

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I am going to stick with Flex for as long as my customers would prefer to use Flash than use a website. Many of my customers believe that flash is more secure than a web-page, and I'm not sure what leads them to believe that; until I get fed up with Flex's inability to do things I want it to, I'll stick with it.

I don't agree that Flex's days are over, but if you must choose I'd say HTML5 is not yet the way to go. Unfortunately, many users still aren't HTML5 compatible, this is why sites like YouTube still offer flash alternatives to all their HTML5 code; you'd still be using both if you went the HTML5 way.

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