Posted by: Anonymous
on December 03, 2007 09:53 AM
Hey thanks for the review!
Yeah, yeah. I know Flash is the *evil* but if you want animated 'cool' charts then you need flash. I know lots of open source people hate flash (with good reason) but I still think it is better than a static image or SVG + JS. But that's the cool thing, you now have a choice! Before you were stuck with gnuplot and no PHP, .NET, Python or Perl helper classes.
Open flash chart has them all :-)
With the competition of Silverlight I do wonder if Adobe may one day opensource the flash player. This is about 1,000 times better than the current SVG implementations, so it'd make sense to build on working code, and not re-invent the wheel.