Topic: Rich Internet Applications : Rails vs. Flex
I've recently been bombarded with quite a bit of Flex2 propaganda. Would someone be willing to lay it out for me?
I'm developing a record keeping system for a specific teaching methodology. It will run on a LAN in a secure environment. I'm talking calendar functions, class organization and management, and administrative functions. Some well-intentioned associates have been pushing Flex2 on me to produce this. I'm concerned they (users, not programmers) have been wowed by some 'flashy' (pun intended) Flex apps with their amazing charting capabilities.
Is it really worth my time to learn Flex when I can code something that is definitely viable with Rails, just to add a little 'flash'iness? Can someone here convince me to move to Flex? Or better yet ... not to? I'm looking for some excellent arguments that are pro-Rails.