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From Om <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: alternatives to flash builder
Date Wed, 02 Jan 2013 23:30:09 GMT
Since we are having this discussion on flex-dev, here is something every
Apache Flex committer needs to know :-)
IntelliJ IDEA is available for free for open source developers [1]

I just got my free license and am getting my feet wet with IntelliJ.  Few
things that struck me immediately:

1.  UML support is built in.
2.  Code analysis (via Flex PMD?) available built in
3.  Works great with Apache Flex 4.9
4.  Very primitive UI Design View available as an add-on.  It in fact,
seems to be an AIR app that talks back to the IDE.  Lots of scope for
improvement with this feature, though.

Thanks,
Om

[1] http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/buy/buy.jsp#openSource

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 9:34 AM, Frédéric THOMAS <webdoublefx@hotmail.com>wrote:

> After a long time tweaking, building Flex / Maven project using eclipse/FB,
> I prefer to use Intellij also because it doesn't need any m2e like tools to
> map the maven config to the IDE project configuration files, which anyway
> doesn't work for Flex under FB, with IntelliJ, there is no differences
> between the Maven config and the IDE project configuration files, there is
> no double config which too often is source of conflicts between what you
> configured and what is built by FB.
>
> - Fred
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alain Ekambi [mailto:jazzmatadazz@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 6:02 PM
> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: alternatives to flash builder
>
> We use basic eclipse with the gwt plugin. All free in java. Nothing beats
> that :) On Jan 2, 2013 5:39 PM, "Nick Tsitlakidis" <nickt@perfectedz.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Never tried FDT but I love IntelliJ. It certainly needs some time so
> > you can understand it's concepts but I think you will be greatly
> > rewarded because of its features. It's coding assist tools are from
> > another world (if you like that sort of assistance).
> >
> > There is also UML support that directly talks to your Flex classes and
> > other small surprises all over the IDE that makes the development
> > really fun.
> >
> > I sound like I advertise it, I know, but I was using Flash Builder
> > before and when I made the switch I never looked back.
> >
> > That being said, there are some small features that aren't supported
> > by Intellij and you can find them in FB, but the team at Jetbrains is
> > taking feedback VERY seriously so they always push new functionality.
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM, aYo ~ <ayo@binitie.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Every time I try intelliJ there is some error or the other. I'd
> > > love to try it but installing it has been a bitch on Linux and
> > > Windows for me On Jan 2, 2013 3:11 PM, "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
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Nick Tsitlakidis,
> >
> > CEO and Software Architect at Perfect Edge LTD.
> > www.perfectedz.com
> >
>
>

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