Flex 4.5 and Flash Builder 4.5

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Flex 4.5 and Flash Builder 4.5

Kevin Schmidt | Solution Engineer

Flash Builder 4.5

Flash Catalyst CS 5.5.

Flex SDK 4.5

Shipped May 3rd

Now Available….

Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP

Pricing

* FB 4.5 Premium included in:


Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium & Master
Collection


Adobe Enterprise Developer Program

Product

Price

Flash Builder 4.5 Standard

$249

Flash Builder 4.5 Premium *

$699

Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP Std

$399

Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP
Prem

$799

Product

Price

Flash Catalyst

$399

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Upgrade pricing
available


60
-
day trial download

http://www.adobe.com/go/tryflashbuilder

Raising The Bar For What’s Possible On The Web

Visualizations

Interactive Experiences

Rich Internet Applications

Premium Video

Music

Games

Innovate

Adopt

Inspire

SmartPhones

and Tablets*

SmartPhones

and Tablets by

end of 2011*

smartphones will support

Flash Player

smartphones

will ship with
Flash Player in 1H 2011

of all smartphones will support
Flash Player

growth of Flash

Player installs

tablets will ship or be able to
download Flash Player

Flex 4.5 & Flash Builder 4.5 deliver…

Apps for the leading
mobile

platforms
--

Android
, Blackberry
Tablet OS,
and
iOS
.

Highly
productive
, mobile development tooling.

One tool. One framework. One codebase.

Performance



native application performance.

Outside the browser

In
-
browser

Mobile platforms

Flex 4.5 & Flash Builder 4.5 Supported Platforms

Delivered in a June 2011
update

Develop mobile applications


Flex 4.5 SDK


A single framework for building
web, desktop
and mobile applications



Leverage core features of Flex to create
standalone AIR applications that target Google
Android, Apple
iOS

and BlackBerry Tablet OS



Develop user interfaces that are tailored for
different form factors, yet share common code
and project assets



Highly optimized performance for mobile
devices


Develop mobile applications


Flex 4.5 SDK


Existing Spark components optimized and skinned
for mobile



M
obile
-
specific components added for application
navigation and state management



Mobile
-
aware user interface components are…


Performance optimized


Touch
-
enabled


Multi
-
platform and multi
-
density aware


Expose common mobile UI affordances


Customizable through skinning and styling


Develop mobile applications


Flash Builder 4.5


New tooling to support ActionScript

and Flex mobile
developmen
t


Targets Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, and
iOS


Visual development and per
-
device preview in
design mode


Multi
-
density authoring support


One
-
click launch in emulator or on
-
device


Debug in emulator or on
-
device


Create signed application packages ready for
deployment to mobile app store/marketplace




Demo


Flex SDK 4.5 & Flash Builder 4.5 Mobile

Improved development experience


Flex 4.5 SDK


New
skinnable

components


DataGrid
, Form, Image,
BusyCursor


Module, Popup Container (for alerts and dialogs)



Locale
-
aware formatters, validators and sorting



Improved support for large, modular applications


Further modularized Flex framework


Streamlined linking between parent and child applications

Improved development experience


Flash Builder 4.5


Over 25 new coding productivity features added


100+ built in code templates for ActionScript, MXML
and CSS


Quick Fix/Quick
Assist for for fast and accurate coding


Invalid
reference
highlighting


Code generation for common AS and MXML coding
actions


Metadata code completion


Block selection and edit mode


Code formatting for MXML documents


CSS navigation & refactoring


Improvements to state renaming and code completion


Open any MXML any AS file from file system


…..


Improved development experience


Flash Builder 4.5



Expanded support for customization of IDE when writing
code


Fully customizable templates for all Flash Builder generated code


Configurable trigger keys for code completion


Ability to select files to exclude from build folder


Ability to select debug player


Better support for changing
FlexUnit

libraries



More robust design surface for application layout and
styling


Auto
-
collapse of data
-
binding expressions


Rendering and performance improvements for large projects


Visual feedback and improved ghosting when dragging & dropping


More robust support for project incompatibilities


Improved development experience


Flash Builder 4.5



Better performance for large
-
scale projects


65% faster profiling large applications


65% faster refactoring, renaming and moving references within large
projects



Faster Compilation


20% reduction in full and incremental compilation for large projects


20% reduction in memory usage when compiling large projects

Demo


Flash Builder 4.5 Coding Productivity Features

Introducing Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP





Through the ongoing partnership between
Adobe and
Zend

Technologies
,
we are proud to introduce
an
integrated solution to speed development of
Flex and PHP applications for the web and mobile

Flash Builder 4.5 for
PHP, a unified Eclipse
-
based IDE,
includes:


Flash Builder 4.5


Zend

Studio 8


Plugins for Flex and PHP
integration


Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP


Joint Installer and Enhanced Workflows


Combined installer


Install Flash Builder 4.5,
Zend

Studio 8 and
Flex/PHP integration features in one step


One
-
key serialization




New Flex and PHP project workflows


Target Web or Mobile


Create and link Flex and PHP projects


Single UI framework

Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP


Robust Introspection and Debugging


Enhanced PHP service introspection


Quick access to service wizards from the Package
Explorer


Uses
Zend

Studio code intelligence for type
introspection requiring fewer manual service
configuration steps




Integrated Flex/PHP debugging


Seamlessly debug client side Flex and ActionScript
and server side PHP services


Initiate Flex and PHP debug sessions simultaneously


Set breakpoints in Flex/
ActionScript

and PHP


Demo


Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP Integrated Workflow

Robust bi
-
directional design/develop
workflow
-

prototyping

Convert artwork
to components

Round
-
trip
graphics editing

Generate

wire
-
frame

Generate

high
-
fidelity
prototype

Robust bi
-
directional design/develop
workflow


component skinning

Component skin
definition

User interface
development

Deploy to

Flash Player
or Adobe AIR

Robust bi
-
directional design/develop
workflow


Flash Catalyst CS 5.5


Visual editing
of common Spark component
skins


Skin creation for developer
-
defined components


Support for re
-
sizability

and constraints
-
based layout


Protects designer from breaking developer code



Bi
-
directional project and library workflow


Flash Catalyst project template in Flash Builder


Compatibility tools to aid developer productivity


Launch and edit from Flash Builder


Configurable code generation across
tools


Demo


Flash Catalyst CS 5.5 Launch & Edit from Flash Builder 4.5

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