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outandouter says

Being an Actionscript developer, I have only worked with Flash IDE yet. Now, after a long time, I am thinking of shifting to Flash Builder. They best way for me is to do so while I am working on some kind of project. I am working on a website, which is going to be totally object-oriented.

My approach with this project in Flash is going to be something like this. Create a document class for the main file. And then work on everything, including graphics, shapes, animations, through actionscript classes. So, there are going to be no timeline animations, no library components, or anything else that Flash IDE has in unique to Flash Builder.

So, I though that this is the best time to shift to Flash Builder.

Now, if I work on this project in Flash Builder, how is that going to help me? I am going to write all the classes, the same way I am going to write them in Flash. What difference does it make? (I haven’t used Flash Builder IDE before).

Would my approach be changed? (I don’t think so)

Thanks!

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RimmonTrieu says

FlashBuilder is mainly for Flex development. If you need a good AS IDE there is number of choice

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PremiumFlash says

The best IDE for ActionScript 3 coding in my opinion is FDT 4 beta. What you get with it which isn’t in the flash ide is: - extensive code completion - refactoring - good debugger - profiler - and live code compilation (for fast bugs detection)

I do all my AS3 coding in it and its great. Only minus is the price :/

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outandouter says
If you need a good AS IDE there is number of choice
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RimmonTrieu says

I use FlashDevelop for everything except profiling which is pretty neat in Flex Builder 3 Standard (You need to upgrade to Flash Builder 4 Premium to use profiling, the standard one doesn’t allow to, come on Adobe ???)

I’ve tried FDT many time but still fail to see its ease of use. People says its for professional and large project, maybe I’m not professional at all :-)

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CodingJack says

I still use the Flash Actionscript editor. I’ve tried some other stuff and I don’t really like the code completion (I know it sounds crazy).

But I’ve also found the FlashBuilder profiler to be really handy as well, but I usually don’t use it until the very end of a project.

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RimmonTrieu says
I still use the Flash Actionscript editor. I’ve tried some other stuff and I don’t really like the code completion (I know it sounds crazy).

Good thing you will remember all method / variable and property name precisely 8-)

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radykal says
I still use the Flash Actionscript editor. I’ve tried some other stuff and I don’t really like the code completion (I know it sounds crazy). But I’ve also found the FlashBuilder profiler to be really handy as well, but I usually don’t use it until the very end of a project.

Dude this would annoying me, when coding a huge amount of code, because when you save the .as, you will not get the erros directly, you have to compile the swf first. Waste of time, in my opinion.

I develop with Flash Builder, because it´s free for students. But I prefer Flash Develop when you working with PC´s. When Flash Builder becomes with costs for students too, I will have a closer look at FDT is located in my town – Aachen)

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MSFX Moderator says
I still use the Flash Actionscript editor. I’ve tried some other stuff and I don’t really like the code completion (I know it sounds crazy).
Good thing you will remember all method / variable and property name precisely 8-)

Yeah OMG Jack how do you cope lol?? Seriously, get a code editor… you’ll find yourself working 5-10 times faster and can still compile through Flash IDE using FlashDevelop :)

I also tried FDT but it just appears so cumbersome, never been a huge fan of Eclipse…

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MSFX Moderator says

has anyone tried using IntelliJ IDEA 9 ?

http://www.flashmagazine.com/reviews/detail/review_intellij_idea/

I installed it the otherday and as nice as some of the features look its again very much like FDT I think :(

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