JetBrains Astella Merges Into IntelliJ IDEA

Hi guys,

As you probably know, the Flash and Flex ecosystem has recently undergone significant changes. Many developers have to decide which way to go and which technologies to use. Their choices, in turn, affect us, tools providers.

We at JetBrains are committed to improving Flash and Flex support.

After carefully looking at Astella feedback and EAP builds usage statistics, we decided to merge Astella functionality into IntelliJ IDEA. We have just announced a new Flex project setup interface ready to use as part of the forthcoming IntelliJ IDEA 11.1. Its look and feel should be very familiar to you because it’s so similar to Astella’s.

The only difference now is that IntelliJ IDEA does not bundle the Profiler and UI Designer plugins. This is not much of a problem since you can install them from the JetBrains plugin repository in just a few clicks.

As of today, Astella EAP builds have been put on hold. Still, as part of the IntelliJ IDEA team, we will continue to deliver bugfixes and new features for you guys, as well as answer your questions via support and our forums.

We’d like to say a huge Thank You to all of you who have used Astella in recent months and shared your feedback. We hope you will find your new home with IntelliJ IDEA.

Let’s keep moving forward, together! :-)

Yours,
JetBrains Astella team

P.S. You can meet the Astella team members in person and ask any questions you might have at FITC Amsterdam and/or the Hamburg Flex User Group meeting. And of course, we are always available here in our blog, in our forums and the bug tracker.

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Astella EAP build 112.507

Hi there,

We’ve just published the next Astella EAP build 112.507.

In this build you will find:

  • profiler improvements including new ‘Live objects’ view
  • more advanced compiler options that allow to specify additional compiler configuration file and provide easier way to change the settings
  • other bugfixes and improvements

Our bug tracker and forum are always open for your feedback.

- Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains Astella Team
@AstellaIDE

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CPU Profiling of Flash and Flex Applications

Hi All,

We’ve just published a blog post that demonstrates the power of CPU profiling capabilities in IntelliJ IDEA with Flash Profiler plugin. This plugin is bundled by default in JetBrains Astella, so all the features are available out of the box for you:

  • methods self and cumulative execution time
  • caller and callee hierarchy
  • sorting by timing and by names
  • navigation to source code from profiling results
  • highly-customizable scope filtering

Right now we’re working on memory profiling improvements, so stay tuned!

- JetBrains Astella team

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Astella EAP build 112.228

Hello,

Today we’ve published the next Astella EAP build 112.228.

Starting from this build you can easily setup HTML wrapper for your applications: new options are available in New module wizard and Project Structure dialog. Please find more details on the workflow in the bug tracker ticket.

As usual, new build includes many improvements in Flex support and IntelliJ platform.

Please report your feedback, questions and complains in bug tracker and forum.

- Merry Christmas!
JetBrains Astella Team
@AstellaIDE

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Astella EAP build 112.21

Hi,

The next Astella EAP build 112.21 is available for download with the following key improvements:

  • project import from FXP files
  • FlexUnit support
  • major improvements of Profiler
  • Flex project creation from existing sources
  • UI facelifting

As usual, we look for your feedback, questions and complains in bug tracker and forum.

- Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains Astella Team
@AstellaIDE

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Astella EAP build 110.246

Hi!

We’ve just released the next Astella EAP build with the following highlights:
- support for project-level and global libraries
- run/debug your application or create run configuration with a click on the app main class
- run configuration for remote debugging of Flash apps
- improved looks of tool windows and navigation bar
- support for debugging in Flash Player 11
- various bugfixes and improvements

Please find installers at the EAP page.

We hope you will like new EAP and we’re listening for your feedback, questions and complains in bug tracker and forum.

- Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains Astella Team
@AstellaIDE

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Astella EAP build 110.174

Hi All!

We’re glad to announce the second EAP build of Astella. It contains many improvements and bugfixes, including correct conversion of IDEA projects and project import from Flash Builder.

Please download Astella EAP build 110.174 from the EAP page.

Feel free to report any problems to the bug tracker and ask any questions or leave your feedback at the forum.

- Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains Astella Team

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Welcome to JetBrains Astella blog!

You’ve just found the blog of JetBrains Astella IDE — a new powerful tool for ActionScript,  Flex, AIR and HTML5 developers.

Astella provides first-class source code editor, debugger, test runner, profiler, MXML designer and many more. Whether you’re creating a real-time Flash game, a fancy live webpage or an organizer AIR app for iPad, Astella is the tool you need.

If you have not yet downloaded an Astella Early Access build, please do so from the JetBrains Astella EAP page.

To learn about the new features, get tips & tricks and other cool stuff about Astella, please watch this blog and follow us on twitter: @AstellaIDE.

If you have any questions or comments, please post them on the Astella forum. Issues are welcome in our issue tracker.

Stay in touch,
JetBrains Astella Team

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