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Why Ant? Typically, Flex developers use Flex Builder IDE, but Adobe also offers free Flex SDK, and  you should know how to build your applications without Flex Builder, and here’s why: •    There is no simple way to share all your project settings (including absolute source paths) with another user. •    If your project consists of many subprojects (some library projects, server side J2EE code) you may need to build each project in different IDEs, in a specific order. •    At the time of this writing, there is no Flex Builder for Linux and only beta version for Macs exists. What about cross-platform? •    And finally, Flex Builder costs money. If you came from the Java world you knew the answer: projects could be built with Apache Ant tool. But if you used to be a Flash developer, you entirely depended on Flash IDE, binary .fla files and nightmar... (more)

Product Review: Adobe Flash Player 10

Flash programmers are celebrating one of the last Adobe Lab's releases, and beta releases of some of the CS4 family products. It's public beta of Flash Player 10.  Let's review some of the new great features of the upcoming Flash Player: It is the first time when Windows, Mac and Linux versions of Flash Player are released simultaneously. And now it supports Ubuntu too. Another great announcement was Open Screen Project. Looking forward to open SWF specs, open device porting layer APIs. The licensing fees and  restrictions on use of the SWF and Flash video specifications will be go... (more)