1. Amer

    very good, but unfortunately it is Tooooo late … , really too late, most of us had migrated from Flash to other technologies, we do not trust Adobe anymore.

    1. Sure, some people have chosen not to work on the platform any longer. Others have picked up new skills alongside their Flash experience, and others have just continued working in whatever technology (including Flash) suits the project as they’ve always done.

      The important thing to remember is that one person’s experience with very rarely align perfectly with that of another – and a whole group is even more rare… I’d wager, impossible.

      These are great new tools – and for those still thriving off the Flash Platform – or even those who only employ it occasionally… this is all very welcome.

  2. I have been waiting Flash Builder 4.7 for long time.
    I installed FlashBuilder 4.7 today !!
    but I can’t find option for support SDK 4.8.
    Do I need Any additional setting for SDK 4.8 ?

  3. Any options from Adobe yet for Design View/Mode. I do a lot of graphic work and my two most valuable tools have been just, well, removed. Catalyst way back and now Design Mode/View. From a wireframing workflow these were very important to me and my team. I am too dumb to code properly but I could start the look and feel very quickly. Any suggestions anyone?

  4. Yes, the removel of Visual Designer..
    Adobe are brain dead.
    Flash still is the best tool ever made for some tasks, but visual design dev tools are the back bone of such tools. Look at any decent IDE.
    The dropping of VD is the last straw, those at adobe, working on Flash, who agreed to this, agreed to killing of their job.

    Adobe needs to address this issue ASAP or they will even destroy the investment they are putting into Flash for gaming. It is unlikely to survive this latest betrayal, (As developers will feel).

    Its been hard to justify continuing with Flash as it has such a bad rep due to propaganda from others who would like to see it go. But many held on as.. nothing else could replace it to an acceptable level.

    However, drop, VD, and any reason to hold on becomes low enough to well, time to let go..

    I was hoping that Flash would slowly raise from the ashes as… It still such a great technology.. but it needs SOME level of support..
    Adobe should have Open sources the VD tool if this was the roadmap. Talk about in-competence and not been able to read your market. Adobe, you amaze me.


  5. Marcio Fermino

    Hello friend.
    I type from Brazil.

    I am developer Java & Flex, you can enter in contact ?

    Have one application in FlexMobile, have problem.

    I need one component or extend class of the textinput for enter fields with mask.


    phone number
    etc …
    but, in run time ?

    You can enter in contact for change any idea ?

    skype marciofermino

    thank you.

  6. The decision makers at Adobe must have gone nuts. They remove the best thing on Flash Builder, the DV?! What do I need Flash Builder for? The product is dead!

    Damn, I just upgraded to 4.7 not realising what is happening to me. Wasted lots of time, just to do downgrade again. This is it, from now on native development. I already do iOS development, so now I just have to get into Android and Blackberry native development too. What the hack, it took me 3 month to master iOS, so I have another 6 month for two more development environments. No problem.

    1. Randy Koehn

      Dropping a design view is no big deal. Do your layout in PS or Illustrator and import the graphics your require. I use Flash Builder 4.7 for mobile development. It beats learning multiple development plateforms. It is rather easy to link with native extension and it allows rapid development. Dropping FB to go native Android/Java. Good luck with that.

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