How is Flex Doing? Quick Start Guides and Tutorials
Flex is doing good! Apache Flex SDK 4.10 was released in August, and there have already been more than 7500 installations of 4.10 within two months since its release. Of course this SDK is supported by IntelliJ IDEA. Nevertheless, according to the feedback we get, many Flex developers still stick to the older Adobe Flex SDK versions, and here's what we'd like tell them: come on, update to the latest SDK already! The Apache Flex team acts on your feedback pretty fast, and the best thing you can do is to get involved! The anonymous statistics we collect in IntelliJ IDEA shows that Flex
Getting Started with Adobe Gaming SDK in IntelliJ IDEA 12.1
IntelliJ IDEA 12.1 has complete support for the Adobe Gaming SDK, i.e. Adobe AIR SDK bundled together with Away3D, Starling and Feathers frameworks. For those who are interested in developing games using IntelliJ IDEA we have prepared a step-by-step tutorial with instructions on how to set up, build and run sample applications included in the SDK. Please feel free to share your feedback at our forum and report any found issues to the issue tracker. Develop with pleasure!
How is Flash Doing?
Over the last year there have been many rumors about death of Flash, just as rumors about its second life, inspired by Apache and new Adobe AIR features. Since the release of IntelliJ IDEA 11.1 we gather Usage Statistics, which helps us understand better your real needs and allocate resources correspondingly. The statistics of course does not represent the full worldwide picture, but it lets us analyse how IntelliJ IDEA is used for ActionScript and Flex development. The good news, as it turns out, is that the number of active ActionScript and Flex developers has been growing constantly. As
Adobe AIR for iOS in IntelliJ IDEA 12 Leda
We are pleased to announce that IntelliJ IDEA 12 will support new features of Adobe AIR SDK 3.4. They are designed to simplify iOS apps development process: Run/debug AIR applications on iOS Simulator (Mac OS X only) Debug iOS apps on device both over USB or network Single-click iOS app deployment to the device without the need to manually install it using iTunes (more…)
Create FlexUnit Tests Quickly in IntelliJ IDEA
Do you know how to navigate from a class to its test and back again or how to create a FlexUnit test quickly with IntelliJ IDEA 11? Let me tell you. First of all make sure that flexunit.swc is within your module dependencies: and just press Ctrl+Shift+T (Cmd+Shift+T on Mac) or select Navigate | Test from main menu: (more…)
Some Nice/New Features of ActionScript/Flex Debugger
I'd like to highlight few useful features in ActionScript/Flex debugger, some of which are new in IntelliJ IDEA 11. Better members presentation in Variables view (informative icons, sorting) with ability to jump to source: Convenient collections view (size, Vector status, collection elements): Mark any object instance and this instance will be highlighted in all views if met again until the end of the debug session: Debug with pleasure!
New in 10.5: Develop Mobile AIR Applications for Android
Latest EAP of IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 supports full cycle of Mobile AIR applications development: write code, compile, package, install, run and debug on emulator or Android device! Let's look at common development workflow. (more…)
Create Flex Skin, custom Event and other classes easily
Do you know that one of the most effective ways of writing code in IntelliJ IDEA is Create From Usage approach, when first use a class, method, or other symbol, and IntelliJ IDEA then generates its declaration in a single click? Well, you do now, plus I'd like to give you two more examples of useful quick fixes that can generate routine code for you in no time. Create Flex Skin IntelliJ IDEA knows which MXML attributes must contain qualified name of a class. Class doesn't exist? Invoke quick fix and get it right away. In case of Skin class its behavior is even smarter. Write a skin class usag
New Flex run options
IntelliJ IDEA 10 EAP provides two new options for Flex and FlexUnit run configurations: (more…)
Improved Flex Debugger
It's not a secret that IntelliJ IDEA has a fully functional interactive debugger for Flex and AIR applications. Here's a list of features added or improved in upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 9.0.3 release: XML and XMLList runtime value view Smart Step Into: select a function to step into if more than one available (Shift+F7) (more…)
Package AIR Installation File
Creating AIR installer (*.air), unsigned intermediate AIR package (*.airi) as well as generating self-signed certificate is possible in IntelliJ IDEA via Tools menu, Flex group, Package AIR Installation File action. (more…)
Speed up Flex Compilation!
If you work on large projects with dozens of Flex modules (or facets) you'll like this new feature of IntelliJ IDEA 9.0.2, which lets shorten project build time by compiling several independent Flex modules (facets) in parallel. To enable this feature go to Settings (Ctrl+Alt+S), Compiler node and then Flex Compiler page: Let's have a closer look at this feature. (more…)