Flex Builder public alpha is here!

Hi folks.

I know I’m late to the party with this news, but I figured I had to write about it.

The bits are live. You can get them here:


We are all incredibly excited about this alpha, and we’re interested to see what you build with it.

Some of my favorite features:

Compiler in the tool — obviously.
Strict type checking — obviously.
States — it’s still a bit rough around the edges, but I think this has a lot of potential to change how we build Flex apps.
Simplified syntax — certain tags are now optional, which makes for less verbose code.
Effects improvements — allows data binding, multiple targets, and start delay

I’ll leave it at that. I’m sure you will have your own lists of favorite features soon…

2 Responses to “Flex Builder public alpha is here!”

  1. ilya

    Sho, I would like to congratulate this on this major milestone, I know you are invested in this and we all apreciate it!

    Great stuff!

  2. David

    Sho, wonderful! Truly! I’ve toyed around with Flex Builder 2 a bit and am loving it. Only that app, as it happens, because, for my part, I’m more interested in a powerful AS scripting IDE than the Flex platform itself. (Don’t get me wrong: Flex looks incredible, but unless I swing my career around bigtime, I’m a Flasher at heart. A Flasher who happens to want a better scripting IDE.) I’m looking at Flex Builder 2 as a hazy, hazy preview of what might be available in Flash 9 — which may or may not be a realistic practice — but at least I’m getting familiar with AS3. Thanks for such an early release!

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