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Monthly Archives: April 2009

I discovered two eclipse plugins for Flex / Flash Development:

Joa Ebert released a FBDT, a plugin to create Pixel Bender filters that is compatible for Flash CS4, Photoshop CS4 Extended, and After Effects CS4. (I attended last Saturday’s workshop with Lee Brimelow and he mentioned that there are some limitations to Pixel Bender development for Flash CS4 [e.g. no loops] in coding the pixel bender filters.) Since most developers use an external IDE e.g. Eclipse, this is very ideal instead of using the one that Adobe provides.

Rich Tretola blogged about a new Eclipse plugin for Flex code formatting (for Actionscript and MXML). This is great for those who want consistency in presenting their code.  


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(Update: April 2, 2009): Tour de Flex now at 1.2.

(Nov 21st, 2008) I downloaded an air app called “Tour de Flex” which is an Adobe AIR application which features all the UI components available in Flex Builder. When clicking on each UI item, it provides some sample code in MXML to cut and paste into your Flex projects. It’s a good overview on the capabilities on delivering rapid RIA’s of Flex. The link describes how the developers got a whole bunch of people to distribute the Tour de Flex app on USB keys for the 2008 Adobe MAX conference recently. Cool concept in rapidly distributing your apps for your client. 😀