Recently I’ve started working with Flex again after a long hiatus from the technology, and now I remember why I fell in love with the concept of Rich Internet Applications. I learned Flex a few years ago and due to the high cost of its server side components needed to run the applications I never found a home for it in any of my applications. So when I heard the news about Adobe open-sourcing Flex and making the SDK free as well as developing a free open source replacement for its LiveCycle Data Services called BlazeDS, I figured it was time to re-introduce myself to the Flex world. I’ve even found a promising Maven 2 plugin for building flex-apps here (http://code.google.com/p/israfil-mojo). Unfortunately it doesn’t support Flex 3 yet, or have a way to run my FlexUnit tests automatically, but I found it easier to use so far than the ServeBox plugin.