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03-27-2011 12:33 PM - edited 03-27-2011 12:35 PM
If you are looking for a good IDE for developing ActionScript, take a look at Intellij IDEA.
It's a great IDE with support for many languages, framworks and tools. It works on all major plattforms, since it is completely written in Java. If you are used to Eclipse or Flash Builder(which is actually based on Eclipse) you can even set the keymap to Eclipse to have an easier transition. It's only 250$ and there is a 30 day trial. It is especially interesting for those working with linux or those developing for multiple mobile plattforms(there is also support for android).
I made a little how-to for setting up a PlayBook Project on IDEA.
If you have any questions or remarks post them here or as a comment on my tumblr.
Let me know what you think about it and if my tutorial was useful.
03-27-2011 12:43 PM
03-27-2011 12:55 PM - edited 03-27-2011 01:49 PM
I agree that it might look a little like and ad but believe me i have nothing to do with jetbrains(the company behind intellij), i am just convinced by this product and wanted to share my experience.
Yu are right, there is nothing wrong with eclipse or Flash Builder i'm using for several years now and i really like it. I just didn't want to spend 250$ for Flash Builder because i only develop ActionScript apps for the PlayBook and when the Java SDK is available i will probably switch to Java. I was using Intellij anyway for developing with Java. And Intellij is available for Linux, Flash Builder is not.
Don't get me wrong with this post, i just wanted to show that there was another good IDE for ActionScript.
03-27-2011 01:03 PM
03-27-2011 01:10 PM
Well if you only want to develop ActionScript appswhy don't you give Flash Develop a try ? It's free IDE for developing AS2 & AS3 content, but only works on windows..
03-27-2011 01:47 PM
There where two reasons why i decided to use Intellij. The first is that i am usign it anyway for Java Development (mainly JSF), beeing able to use the same IDE for ActionScript is real advantage for me. The second reason is that i'm developing on Linux, i found no other good IDE for ActionScript on linux.
I have tried both Flash Develop and Flash Builder and both are really good but both are not available for linux.
For Flash Builder there is an official plugin and a guide from RIM. There is a good how to for using Flash Develop by studiochris. I found nothing about intellij on this forum and that is the reason why i made this post.
03-27-2011 02:16 PM
03-27-2011 04:29 PM
But Flash Builder on linux is discontinued.
Adobe will no longer be investing in the development of a version of Adobe® Flex® Builder™ or Adobe Flash® Builder™ that runs on Linux operating systems.
This is actually the main reason why i am using Intellij. I know eclipse very well (i use it every day), i only recently tried Intellij and was really convinced by it. And when i saw that had support for ActionScript i wanted to know if it would work for PlayBook development. After succefully setting up a project i thought maybe someone else would be interested by this, that's why i wrote the little tutorial.
I don't want to convince anybody to switch the IDE, i just wanted to show another one that can be used for ActionScript development thats all.
03-28-2011 12:44 PM - edited 03-28-2011 12:46 PM
Does your tutorial work also with the free Community Edition?
As a student I can use the Adobe campus licence, but I hate booting up Windows for that purpose. I'd perfer to stay in Linux...
Okay, it does not work. The Community Edition is for Java and Groovy(?) only.
03-28-2011 12:57 PM