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Slowly the "web" seems to be rediscovering desktop UI development techniques from 15 years ago or re-implenting things Adobe had elegantly working in Flex 5-10 years ago.

Binding UI to the state of a data structure seems like magic in Javascript land until you realize Flex had it and Java had it and a bunch of native platforms had it... probably even GEOS had it in 1986. Javascript still has to bend over backwards to make this work it seems.

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