Beside Java ... Flex
Few months ago I did my Hello World Flex, I used Adobe Flex Builder and founded it interesting to produce RIA. After than I tried a simple application for file download and discovered some features in Flex. Now, I came with a new project and decided to use Flex to do the job.
What is my project? It is a small and smart product catalog with search facilities and customer reviews.
Why I decided to make this site with Flex? Java is not suitable because of the hosting issue, finally I want to upload my application in my cheap host which supports PHP only. Why not PHP? because I plan add this small project to a current projects, some of them developed with PHP and other with ASP. I thought about Flex to make it easy to plug to any website
The first problem I got is the DB connectivity, there is a way to connect to DB through PHP code or Java, but I didn't like the idea; it will be the same problem again. I asked one of my friends, he is a Flex fan and he told me about a new project which add the feature of DB connection from Flex. The Action Script SQL it is a very new project and tried it yesterday .. it works well as early beta version.