10-26-2010 12:38 PM
So am I right in thinking I need Abode Flash Builder 4 to develop for this device? I can't just use a regular IDE like eclipse?
Is there any free way to start developing? I'd like to port my apps over to this device.
Here's a list of Adobe products I have, will any of them work for this?
10-26-2010 12:49 PM
I'm using Flash Professional CS4 for graphics and symbols and FlashDevelop (Free & Open Source) for Actionscript development. FlashDevelop also has limited support for Flex code completion and it uses the free, open source Flex SDK and compiler from Adobe (which is installed with the BB Tablet SDK, so you don't need a separate download aside from the AIR 2.5 SDK).
You could also use up Aptana Studio, Eclipse or even a basic text editor along with SDK.
If you know the right settings to change, you can make Eclipse, Aptana (which runs on top of Eclipse, if I'm not mistaken) and FlashDevelop publish straight to the simulator because they all use the command line compiler.
If you don't (and I don't), BB has provided a Getting Started Guide that will give you very basic instructions on working from scratch without Flash Builder. It's available one section down from where you downloaded the SDK and simulator installers.
10-29-2010 06:57 AM
Sounds helpful since I (personally) don't think most of the people will/would want to drop 250USD for FB but I'm sure there will be some who do.