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From Sebastian Mohr <masul...@gmail.com>
Subject Getting started with Flex wiki page for Flex Newbies (was: [RT] My Flex journey)
Date Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:56:11 GMT
Looks like there should be a wiki page for these questions ;) Is somebody
going set this up? Either we should use the existing "Getting started" wiki
page [1] or we should open up a new page for this. Thoughts?

- Sebastian

[1] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FLEX/Getting+Started



On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Kiel <kiel.s.sinfuego@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Martin & Alain,
>
> Information is Awesomeness XD.
>
> Now I need to look for the tools...
>    `Tools` to be used are of User preference. Use tools where one is most
> comfortable with.
>
> [Current Status]
>    + Java knowledge
>    + ActionScript 3 knowledge
>    - Tools ( Undecided )
>
> Question:
> 1. What is Preferred tool (IDE) `for Flex` development?
>    1.1 Does the Apache Flex community have a preferred tool?
>    1.2 I'm a stingy person what are my alternatives?
>
> 2. Where to get the tools?
>
> Thanks to both. Learned a lot today.
>
> --
> Kiel
>
>
> On 3/30/2012 4:40 PM, Martin Heidegger wrote:
>
>> I assume you mean with "for Flex" that you want to improve the SDK:
>>
>> If you want to participate in helping with the Flex SDK then you should
>> be aware that the different systems are written in different languages.
>> Basic tools are a Text Editor and a Version Control system such as SVN or
>> Git and a web browser :-). If you are working with code it makes your life
>> easier if you use a IDE/Texteditor with support for the particular language.
>>
>>  The compiler (that makes .swf/.swc files out of  AS3/MXML/CSS) is
>> written in Java and you need a Java Development Kit (JDK) for it. If you
>> want to improve it you need to know Java.
>>
>>  The libraries (that allow to show buttons and alike) are written in
>> ActionScript 3. You need the SDK's compiler to compile those classes. There
>> are various SDK's for ActionScript.
>>
>>  The documentation (that shows up in the generated docs) is written using
>> asdoc annotation (another java tool from the SDK) in ActionScript files and
>> those are mixed with XML files.
>>
>> Flex further uses build scripts (code that generates various parts of the
>> SDK). They are written in ANT (a java based tool, not part of the SDK).
>>
>> IDE's for Java
>>  Eclipse
>>  IntelliJ IDEA
>>  NetBeans
>>  ...
>>
>> IDE's for AS3
>>  FlashDevelop
>>  FlashBuilder (based on Eclipse)
>>  FDT (based on Eclipse)
>>  IntelliJ IDEA
>>  Rase (based on a IntelliJ tool)
>>
>> TextEditors with AS3 support
>>  Sublime
>>  Emacs
>>  ...
>
>

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