How to install Apache Flex 4.8.0 SDK in Flash Builder « Flash Platform & Co. In this post I’ll explain in an easy step by step tutorial how to install Apache Flex 4.8.0 in Flash Builder, I know that it’s not rocket science but maybe newbie developers could need more information to start play with new SDK.
The new SDK is more or less the same of 4.6 but under Apache flag, like you can read at Spoon website, but we hope people behind the project could give us new opportunities for our RIAs and Mobile projects. So let’s start! First of all download Apache Flex 4.8.0 binaries for your operating system (in my case OS X), keep attention, you need the binaries release not the source one. After unzip the downloaded file create a folder called 4.8.0 in /Applications/Flash Builder 4.5/sdks Then download playerglobal.swc for Flash Player 11 on Adobe website. Save it in /Applications/Adobe Flash Builder 4.5/sdks/4.8.0/frameworks/libs (it could be better create a folder called “player” or as you want, in my case I use “11.1″ and save the swc inside). ant thirdparty-downloads.
How JVM Settings Affect the Flex Compiler Performance « Stop Cod. Many of you who build medium to large-sized Flex projects with Flex Builder know that you need to modify the memory settings of the JVM in FlexBuilder.ini.
For example, my JVM settings in FlexBuilder.ini look like this: -Xms512m -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -XX:PermSize=64m Other than having bigger -Xms and -Xmx values, it’s exactly the same as the default setting. The Flex Builder team did not arbitrarily set these values. They did not set the values for the compiler only. One of the arguments of using HFCD is that if you run the compiler out-of-process, you get a chance to configure the JVM for the compiler only.
-Xms512m -Xmx1024m -XX:+UseParNewGC I take the minimalist approach here because I want to give the HotSpot VM maximum flexibility to do its own tuning at runtime. My machine is a MacBookPro with dual-core 2.4GHz and 2GB of memory. Flex Builder spends consistently (in several full builds) about 15 seconds to compile the Flex framework in-memory. Like this: Like Loading... Running Flex 4 SDK and FlashDevelop. Using only Flash IDE for ActionScript or AIR projects is almost never final choice for many developers.
In fact, majority of developers use all kind of available tools. When team work is involved usable knowledge of these tools is a must and this is also a big plus in anyone's portfolio. Here is small intro how to introduce Flex 4 SDK + FlashDevelop workflow. First of all go and download Flex 4 SDK from Adobe Opensource Pages. Install downloaded files somewhere on your hard drive C:\flex4sdk for example. You will also need FlashDevelop from their site, downloaded and installed. I got following error after I tried to compile my project: 'C:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\My Documents\FDProjects\HelloWorld\HelloWorld.as: Warning: This compilation unit did not have a factoryClass specified in Frame metadata to load the configured runtime shared libraries.
In order to solve this problem, right click on project name, open Properties and choose Compiler Options. Intro to Flash Builder 4 Workflow - InsideRIA. My Favorite Eclipse Plugins for Flex Development — TJ Downes. May 3 I wanted to create a quick list of Flex-specific plugins I find most helpful for my day-to-day Flex development.
Mostly this serves as a reminder to me when I rebuild my IDE, but I thought others may find them useful too. FlexFormatter - This is probably the plugin I use the most. In addition to highly configurable code formatting, FlexFormatter also has some excellent tools to assist in generating ASDoc comments. Installation is easy, just download and drop the jar files into your Eclipse plugins folder, then restart Eclipse. FlexPMD - I recently discovered FlexPMD and wish I'd had this tool much sooner. ActionScript Framework Downloader - If you work with frameworks and other libs, this is a tool you cannot live without. Flex Builder Localization Tool - Another tool I recently discovered, the Locatization Tool assists you in removing hard coded strings in your application and replacing them with calls to localization scripts. Tags: Flex, Flash & AS3 · Process & Tooling.
FlashBuilder 4 tip: install ANT prospective in Eclipse version: