The Flex team is very proud to announce that preview releases of the next versions of Flex SDK, Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst are available now on Adobe Labs!
The next version of the Flex SDK, code-named “Hero”, provides new mobile features for building standalone applications for mobile devices, additional Spark components and capabilities as well as infrastructure improvements that target large-scale applications. To learn more about the new features in Flex SDK “Hero”, check out my article on the Adobe Developer Center.
The next version of Flash Builder, code-named “Burrito”, provides integrated workflows for building multi-screen applications, improved designer/developer workflows with Flash Catalyst, enhancements to core performance as well as a wealth of new coding productivity improvements for Flex and ActionScript projects. To learn more about the new features in Flash Builder “Burrito” read Andrew Shorten’s article on the Adobe Developer Center, as well as a second article documenting the exciting coding productivity enhancements added in this release.
For a good overview of the new mobile capabilities added into Flex SDK “Hero” as well as how those features can be leveraged to build mobile applications directly within Flash Builder “Burrito”, check out NJ’s article on the Adobe Developer Center.
The next version of Flash Catalyst, code-named “Panini”, provides improvements which enable bi-directional workflows between Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder, adds support for resizable applications and components, provides improvements to project-defined interactions as well as a newly designed Components panel. To learn more about the new features in Flash Catalyst “Panini” read Doug Winnie’s article on the Adobe Developer Center.
You can download the preview releases for Flex SDK “Hero”, Flash Builder “Burrito” and Flash Catalyst “Panini” right now on Adobe Labs. Additionally, there are numerous sample materials for you to peruse in order to get up and running building applications utilizing the new features contained in the preview releases, as well as product videos that showcase larger features and workflows. Be sure to read the FAQ for more information and general do’s and don’ts regarding new features contained in the preview releases.
It is important to note that the preview release is intended to provide you with an early opportunity to evaluate in-development features and to allow us to get your feedback on the products. Preview releases do not undergo the same level of testing as the final release, are not feature complete and may contain a higher number of bugs – that said, we hope you’ll enjoy working with the new features and are excited by the improvements we’re making. Please continue to engage with the product team by giving us your feedback through the Adobe forums (Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst & Flex SDK) as well as through JIRA, our public bugbase.
Flex SDK, Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst Product Teams