As a long-time Flex developer, I’ve used several different IDEs for
development. I have to say, I always find myself going back to Flash Builder.
Sure, it’s an Eclipse plug-in, but it just does some much… I can resist.
On Tuesday, Adobe announced Flash Player 11.4 and AIR 3.4 along with Flash
Builder 4.7. I’m excited to hear about some of the additions (and a
subtraction) to the upcoming version of Flash Builder by Adobe.
Here are some of the new features you can expect to see in 4.7:
First, the long awaited 64-Bit Support has finally arrived in Flash Builder
It will also integrate the next generation compiler, Falcon, into the IDE.
Falcon will greatly improve the build process and is faster
There has always been a multiplicity of shortcuts built into flash Builder,
like “fore” ctrl-space to insert a “for each” block or ctrl-o to jump
to an object/method definitio... (more)
The fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is been slung around by profiteers like
folding chairs at a WWE event. The haters are still being haters. Nothing new
developers to start using their HTML5 software.
The context is all wrong here. Very, very few Flex developers have shifted,
moved, changed over, or whatever you want to call it… to HTML5 (or anything
There is not a move to HTML5
I will go as far as to say that there is not a move to HTML5. The simple fact
is that, developers are being develop... (more)
For over a decade now, we have been trained to use the "back" and "forward"
buttons in our Web browser to review or backtrack previously viewed content.
We are trained to the point that there are even keyboard shortcuts.
Unfortunately, this can be a problem when browsing Flex applications. Being
the well-trained users that we are, we often forget that we could cause the
Flex application to reload unwittingly.
Fortunately, there is a solution that is built into the Flex SDK and HTML
templates that are generated in a Flex Builder project. By default, Flex
enables history managemen... (more)
The AdvancedDataGrid (ADG) control in Adobe Flex 3 extends the capabilities
of the standard DataGrid control to improve data visualization. You can:
Sort by multiple columns when you click in the column header Use the
styleFunction property to specify a function to apply styles to rows and
columns of the control Use an expandable navigation tree in a column to
control the visible rows of the control Collect multiple columns under a
single column heading Span multiple columns with an item renderer and use
multiple item renderers in the same column
Working in a combination of these ... (more)
One thing I have to say is that the Adobe community is alive with
collaboration and events. There are tons of people sharing their work and
their ideas on better development with the Adobe products. One more example,
the local Rocky Mountain Adobe User Group is hosting a very inexpensive event
for the Flash Platform, Dynamic Media and eLearning.
“Adobe’s Flash Platform is a powerful tool set that spans digital
disciplines such as application development, media production, and eLearning.
Join us at Rocky Mountain Adobe Camp on June 22, 2009 in Denver for in-depth
presentations an... (more)