I was trying to modify this stock ticker example to work with Flex 3 when I came upon a surprising conclusion.
“With great power comes great responsibility.”
Yes, I’m 100% convinced that Flex is the way to go if you want rich interactive user interfaces.
But that does not come without a cost. I think I accidentally turned the method invocation rate too high using the setInterval() function.
The result, a whopping 1GB memory consumption for firefox. It brought most of my running applications to a crawl.
Is there a way to prevent such conditions? Like running Flex in a sandbox model?