Adobe has introduced their game developer tools for the Flash platform. (Now available on the creative cloud.)
Scout (formerly project Monacle) gives the developer a superior profiling tool during development and optimization of flash-based content.
The Adobe Gaming SDK includes libraries for Starling, Feathers, and Away3D. It leverages usage of your target device GPU.
The Flash C/C++ compiler (formerly Alchemy) takes your C/C++ code to target the Flash player. (Update: This has now been open-sourced as Flash Crossbridge on github: https://github.com/adobe-flash/crossbridge)
It’s pretty easy to get excited as a web developer these days.
Last Thursday, Alan Greenblatt, and Christophe Coenraets flew up from Boston to show off Adobe’s up and coming Edge suite of creative web tools. The main take away is this: Check out:
Alan gave a brief overview of the design tools. Particularly Edge Animate, and Edge web fonts. For those who have a good background in print design, they now have more leverage to use their skills to develop modern web sites. Also, Adobe is giving access to 500 fonts to use freely for developers. This is pretty significant since the days of Arial and Helvetica.
Christophe presented Edge Reflow, Edge Code (code named: Brackets), Edge Inspect and PhoneGap Build through his sample employee directory app. (I’ve seen the Flex version, and has also done one version with Java.) Also check out the capabilities of PhoneGap via his API Explorer app.
Edge Reflow is what’s buzzing in the web development industry. It is a tool that simplifies responsive design. It is in preview stage not even in Alpha, but there is a lot of positive feedback on it. Adobe is going through further study on it on how it can interact with other responsive design frameworks like Twitter Bootstrap.
I expect Adobe will make other announcements on Dec. 11 at the live – Create the Web event (10 am PST) on Facebook.
Currently Edge Animate and Edge Code are available on the Creative Cloud.