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FDT rocks my face off.

Working on flash projects is cool and all, but working with the IDE is crap for coding.

I work on a mac at home and at work, but sometimes switch to a pc. Its alright to have a development system for each platform, but it would be nice to have one awesome system that’s cross platform. I was working with eclipse for a long time and using ASDT to manage my flash projects. There are a few problems that ASDT just doesn’t cover.

FDT is the answer to make flash rock. It makes programming oop style with classes THE way to develop hardcore flashness.

So I work with a bunch of different people and one one project I found myself working closely with a dotnet programmer on a flash/dotnet/remoting app. I saw the dotnet development app and the more I saw of it.. the more I drooled over it. There were a ton of awesome features.

  • The rollover to reveal more information about a class, or about a user defined variable type.
  • Code completion of defined types and code completion of user defined classes.
  • Advanced code folding.
  • Integrated help features panel.
  • Package management.
  • Multiple package hierarchy views.
  • Type hierarchy view to locate all the places that use a specific class.
  • Quick outline.
  • Project management.
  • CVS, SVN integration, exploration, history(though eclipse)
  • Complete search abilities on all granular levels.

About Nate Frank

Nate is currently a Senior Presentation Layer Architect at Razorfish Chicago. As an SPLA Nate: participates in technology leadership team and resource allocations, manage fulltime and contractor resources, represents technology for groups of brands across multiple clients, furthers development of standards within the office, architects project implementations and fosters community and mentoring.

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