The Adobe Edge Preview is billed as a product of Adobe Labs, and that’s apt. At this stage, everything about it feels experimental (and not always effective). Still, I know of no other tool that can do what Edge can, and the fact that even Adobe struggles to do it successfully is testament to the scope of the problem Edge is trying to tackle.
►Mini Matmian’s comments (^SL):
However, if I could create something that would just about pass as an animated canvas calling on jQuery libraries (with little to no coding), then I can see how Edge might become a useful part of a developers work-flow in the future.
Like the article said, it’s probably not the type of software an experienced coder would use but for someone starting out, I can see it being a time saver and maybe a stepping stone onto learning to code independent of the Edge UI.
It’s at least worth checking out Adobe’s preview samples of what can be created in Edge.