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03-07-2011, 04:35 PM
I use the Flash AS editor. Does any one else?
Sometimes I use DreamWeaver.
I wanted to use FlashBuilder but I don't have the money to buy it.

Why would you use NotePad or other editors?
At this point I need the text coloring to help me debug the code and see that I am spelling thing right.
Should I be use something else if I am trying to get an AS Dev job?
Thank you

03-07-2011, 04:58 PM
FlashDevelop should be a good one to use...

03-07-2011, 05:27 PM
Thank you

03-07-2011, 06:48 PM
CS5 has made its code editor stand much stronger than any previous version... that said, I still would rather use FlashDevelop.

An external code editor is useful from just the simple standpoint that if the Flash IDE crashes (and we know that never happens ;) ) you don't lose all your open code as well. Further, the project panel and tools in CS5 still pale next to FlashDevelop (and I hear that Flash Builder is great too, but I have little experience with it).

03-08-2011, 04:20 PM
I tried to get it to work but I have a Mac Power PC.
LOL, I am a lost cause, where is JobMan when you need him?
Thanks again you guys :cool::)

03-15-2011, 04:10 AM
Flash Builder with Flash CS5 in conjunction are awesome

03-15-2011, 10:43 PM
Well, I use TextMate on Mac to work with Flash project whereas I use FlashBuilder to work with Flex project... So, yes, use TextMate for AS editing... ;)

03-16-2011, 05:24 AM
I'll give it a try!
Thank you.

03-19-2011, 04:58 PM
Go VIM + NERDTree + there's been a syntax highlighter for AS... it will be tough for the first few months, but then you'll learn how to use it, and you will never look back :) Kiddin. But that's what I've ended up doing... on the other hand, my typing speed improves every day...


PS. You can even combine it with mc!

05-18-2011, 06:39 PM
I echo in favor of FlashDevelop. http://gamedeveloper.texterity.com/gamedeveloper/201004?pg=38#pg38