JetBrains introduces Astella — a new IDE for ActionScript, Flex, AIR and HTML5 development!

NOTE: JetBrains Astella Merges Into IntelliJ IDEA. Read more »

As you may know, IntelliJ IDEA has high-class support for creating Flash, Flex and AIR applications as well as HTML5 interactive content. As more and more IntelliJ IDEA users adopted these languages, we realized that they deserved a dedicated product that would meet their specific needs and make them even more productive. So today we’re very excited to introduce Astella — our brand new IDE for Sprite masters, frameRate hunters and Canvas gurus. And if you’re just learning the language and the platform, remember: a great tool is half the battle : )
Astella has an outstanding level of ActionScript, MXML, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS coding support, a Flex (and JavaScript?) debugger and FlexUnit test runner. It bundles an ActionScript profiler and a MXML Designer. And there’s more: Astella has a customized Flash/Flex project configuration interface that allows you to easily configure your project, no matter its size or complexity! At the same time, it’s lightweight and speedy and will never interfere with what you’re doing.

Astella Early Access Program is now open! Please download these builds at
We’re looking forward to your feedback at Astella forums and issue tracker.

Check for updates at the Astella blog:, follow @AstellaIDE on twitter and Facebook!

Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains Astella Team

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