Flex and Flash have been used to create dynamic and rich internet applications for several years. The fact that you can create compelling, user friendly commercial applications using Adobe’s Flex and Flash technologies is undisputed.
But what if you have a great idea for a commercial, multi-user, highly reliable and available business application? Your application would need to be scalable, reliable, and require world class data center services. So, what are your options at this point? First, you could spend a lot of money and a lot of time creating the infrastructure to support your application. Or, more interestingly, you could leverage the salesforce.com platform, that already has the reliability, scalability, and security built into it.
Combining Adobe’s Flex technology deployed to the desktop using the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) with the salesforce.com on-demand platform using the Flex Toolkit for Apex provides a fast track to RIA success.