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From Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicho...@spoon.as>
Subject Re: alternatives to flash builder
Date Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:10:38 GMT
I've used both FDT and IntelliJ.  I use IntelliJ for my development 95% of
the time now, switching to Eclipse for some obscure tool that requires it
(AWS Beanstalk deployment, Android Tools, etc).  I know a lot of people who
like and use FDT, but for me, I had nothing but licensing issues and slow
responses from them for about a month (they ended up getting it resolved,
but for the $500 I paid and was unable to use it for nearly 45 days) I
was disappointed.

The guys at JetBrains (IntelliJ) are stand-up, and really have made Flex /
AS3 development a breeze.  If you are used to Eclipse based IDEs, there is
some getting used to, but in the end, it is worth it. They've been real
fast in closing bugs that are found, and have been adding features pretty
regularly to the IDE.  It is worth the try.


On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Tianzhen Lin <tangent@usa.net> wrote:

> Most recent switch to Flash Builder 4.7 was nothing but disappointment.  I
> don't know if it happens to anyone, FB 4.7 hangs on me many times, and it
> uses substantially more CPU power, and I have to restart it at least once
> every hour, when the hang up happens at the wrong time, my workspace would
> be broken and I would have to rebuild the workspace.  It went so bad that
> eventually I had to switch back to FB 4.6.  Furthermore, I submitted a
> serial # request to update 4.7, the ticket was closed and Adobe made not
> contact with me.  I started to worry if I could rely on Adobe for any
> future
> Flex development
> My projects generally are broken down to a few library projects and one
> Flex
> project.  While FlashDevelop is my favorite choice of AS3 IDE, the lacking
> of multiple-project support makes it inconvenient for me to use FD for
> serious development
> I have not tried FDT or IntelliJ IDEA, and I would love to hear anyone with
> experience of both providing some insights on their pro's and con's.
> Tangent
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jaydeep Tank [mailto:jaydeep.tank@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 3:25 AM
> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: alternatives to flash builder
> Hi,
> You ca use open source FlashDevelop IDE with Apache Flex SDK.
> http://www.flashdevelop.org/
> Regards,
> Jaydeep Tank
> On 2 January 2013 13:48, Thomas Wawra <twawra@gmail.com> wrote:
> > hi,
> >
> > are there alternatives to flash builder?
> >
> > thanks
> > best regards
> > thomas
> >

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