5Oct'09 Comparing Mate and Cairngorm
I just started learning Mate for my latest project (An AIR-based price comparison application) about three weeks ago. Having been introduced to Cairngorm at the same time as Flex itself, I was slightly apprehensive about the move as I was totally at home with Cairngorm. But now, three weeks later, and a project 80% finished, I am not only glad that I made the switch, but also regret not having tried it before. After all, Mate has been around for some while and it’s definitely here to stay.
An application framework is a standard structure for a specific development environment that makes development & maintenance easy for individual & teams of developers alike. No doubt, both Cairngorm and Mate serve the purpose, but with varying degrees of success. Here’s a quick, random list of pro’s and con’s of Mate compared with Cairngorm that I’ve noticed over the last three weeks.