Adobe Using Flex to build there own Products

Posted on March 8, 2007 | 4 comments

One of the subtle comments in the Q/A with the Flex team during 360Flex had to do with Adobe using Flex for internal application. They mentioned that about 15-20 internal projects are using Flex. Probably the most notable is the new online Photoshop application that was announced by the top exec’s of Adobe.

I think this is a big deal, not only from a developer stand point but from a platform standpoint. We’ll see more and more announcements (like Philo) of Adobe made applications/products using Flex and Apollo. And if you notice Adobe is hiring, and a slew of the job openings are for Flex developers.

Any one else, what do you think of Adobe creating their own products with their own technology?

  • Tony

    It can only be good as far as I can see.
    It will increase the popularity and awareness of flex, and should go a long way in helping the flex platform to mature (ie. remove bugs)
    You only know how your products are used once you use them yourself

  • Mark Robinson

    A company should always ‘eat their own dog food’. Maybe they’d like to take a stab at redesigning their website too – I can never seem to find the stuff I’m looking for (like when the Flex 2.0.1 update came out and no one could find it).

  • Brian Szoszorek

    This is very true! I am currently working at Adobe HQ on one of the massive internal projects where we are using Flex 2 and Flex Data Services.

  • Renaun Erickson

    Brian, thanks for the confirmation. It would be cool to find out which all the projects are, but that is not practical. We’ll just have to dream up which ones they are.