Shallow comparison of ASP.NET to Flex

Flex seems pretty interesting when you realize how similar it is to something like ASP.NET. Look how similar this snippet of Flex:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.macromedia.com/2003/mxml">
   <mx:script>
   function copy() {
      destination.text=source.text
      }
   </mx:script>
   <mx:TextInput id="source" width="100"/>
   <mx:Button label="Copy" click="copy()"/>
   <mx:TextInput id="destination" width="100"/>
</mx:Application>

to this snippet of ASP.NET code:

<script language="C#" runat="server">
   public void Copy(Object src, EventArgs e) {
      destination.Text = source.Text;
   }
</script>
<form runat="server">
<asp:textbox id="source" size="30" runat="server" />
<asp:button id="copy" OnClick="Copy" text="Copy" runat="server" />
<asp:textbox id="destination" size="30" runat="server" />
</form>

I can’t wait to see the IDE rolled out for Eclipse and the .NET version. Cool stuff Macromedia!

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