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Registered: ‎10-26-2010
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Confused on how to Start Developing

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?

  • Adobe After Effects CS4
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended
  • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
  • Adobe Illustrator CS4
  • Adobe Soundbooth CS4
  • Adobe OnLocation CS4
  • Adobe Encore CS4
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Re: Confused on how to Start Developing

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.

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Re: Confused on how to Start Developing

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.

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Re: Confused on how to Start Developing

Here is an article on using Flash Pro