Flash for Programmers: Laszlo

This is interesting: Laszlo is a new tool that allows developers to build applications in Java that utilize Flash for the front end. Flash has always been held back as an application development platform by its use of the “timeline” as a central metaphor — organizing events by time makes sense for animation, but not so much sense for programming. Will Laszlo solve this problem? I haven’t tried it yet, so I don’t know for sure, but Don Park sure seems to think it’s the shiznit, so I’m inclined towards optimism.