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AS3 Development in OSX

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

I had a small AS3 project and decided I would stray from the standard Flash Builder solution provided by adobe to see how things have changed over the last few years. I ended up looking at two solutions. Being major TextMate fan I set it up and hooked it up to the Flex SDK. On the recommendation of a colleague I checked out the latest version of FDT as well.

TextMate 2 still supports AS3. Due to the broad nature of the application it does require some setting up. There is a plugin for As3. The plugin however is not the only part of the setup process. See setup instructions here. If you already use TextMate or have an affinity for it then its very usable once you get through the setup process.

FDT used to be a Eclipse plugin back in the day. Some where between FDT 3 and FDT 5 it became its own app. Well you get eclipse pre-bundled with it. FDT used to be quite pricy. How ever now they offer a free version. The free version does not have all the bells and whistles you get with the paid for version but if your looking for is a quick and easy way to compile AS3 projects. It has a two step setup process and practically works out of the box. The only thing you have to do is hook it up to the Flex sdk then all the settings have defaults and you set them all in a GUI.

In short FDT is the easiest and quickest solution if all you want is to get in, compile then out.

Adobe London Poker Tournament

Friday, October 19th, 2007

The Adobe sponsored London Poker Tournament is now open for registration
( The event is completely FREE and will take place on
the 1st November at 7pm at the Grosvenor Victoria casino in Warren Street.
Adobe are providing the food, drink and prizes. This event is open only to
those who use Adobe products professionally and places are strictly
limited, so register asap. Don’t worry if you’ve never played before as
the casino are laying on training for 20-30 minutes from the dealers at
your table. Don’t worry, there will be lots of beginners. For those of you
who already play and want to improve your game, Andy Hood will be running
a some slightly more advanced training during the same training time and
you can ask him for advise and tips. Check out the site and if you have
any further questions, contact the organiser at

Fireworks are still poping

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

After the Macromedia got bought out my Adobe a lot of people where thinking it was going to be the end of Fireworks due to the tight integration between Photoshop and Image Ready. To the joy of a lot of creatives its still there. You can check out the list at the bottom of the page.