If you are a Flex developer, and you haven’t checked out Degrafa yet, you should. Degrafa is an open source declarative graphics framework for Flex. It allows you to easily create complex shapes, patterns, skins, gradients, strokes, etc… without intimate knowledge of the drawing API. The framework allows you to do some really cool things, without a lot of code. Kudos to the Degrafa team for their efforts.