Flight Framework: Early Beta.

It isn’t easy for me to release code that isn’t finished, so I’ve had many projects come and go without ever seeing the light of day. But not Flight, not this time.

I’ve posted about Flight before: it’s a simple and powerful application framework in ranks with Cairngorm and some of the newer frameworks. Here’s an excerpt from Flight’s initial post:

The Flight Framework is the evolution of an ActionScript framework that has been around for a few years. It was a replacement to Cairngorm and was originally designed for web-based, design-centric applications such as logo makers and book builders. Even now the framework ships with the CommandHistory – an entire solution for undo and redo – and other practical utilities that strengthen its offering.

Flight Framework maintains an emphasis on supporting capable clients: Flex and Flash applications that are much more than just a pretty face to a server implementation. Through features like domains (modular MVC systems) and a prescribed structure, the framework transforms component scripting into real application development.

When I say the code isn’t finished I mean it still needs some documentation, and there are optimizations on the TODO list. I tend to be the perfectionist. But the framework is fully functional and is being used in live projects.

Flight is in beta while we continue to solidify its workflows and add documentation and examples. We’d like to receive as much feedback as you can offer in order to help us improve a framework we’re tailoring for you. If you find bugs or have feature requests, please submit them to the Google Code issue tracker. If you just want to discuss features and talk geek, subscribe to the flight-framework Google Group.


  1. Posted on February 9, 2009 at 8:42 am by xtyler

    I failed to mention – Flight Framework project website: http://www.flightxd.com/flightframework

  2. Posted on February 9, 2009 at 7:25 pm by Sweet Wife

    Way to go Handsome!!! Some day I might actually figure out how it works.

  3. Posted on February 9, 2009 at 11:01 pm by xtyler

    :) … thanks for being a fan!

  4. Posted on March 14, 2009 at 8:18 am by Joe

    Hey, I haven’t gotten a chance to really get into the flight framework, but I have to say that I definitely like what I’ve seen from browsing the source. Very nice work.

    Also, I’m working on a project right now where I will probably use some of what you have set up and it’s in Flash, not Flex. So, I absolutely love the fact that the Flight Framework is autonomous! :)

  5. Posted on March 15, 2009 at 7:49 pm by Khoa Ngo

    It’s hard to believe that Flight Framework is a good framework while it isn’t applied to implement it’s homepage – http://www.flightxd.com

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