No Java unforunately. I have the plugs for eclipse. they seem to work well. I just have my projects setup all wrong. using import com.mproject.somefile.as doesn't work. AND in the projects folder on the left i don't just see code files, I see the .fla's the .swf's etc. so I know i have something wrong here...
=\ osflash isn't very helpful. i tried, but it doesn't go through and show you how to setup a project. fM On 7/15/06, Ed Staub <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Flash Mel, I'm maybe one step ahead of you here. I was watching the responses, hoping to learn something. No such luck. It looks to me like you probably come from a Java background - yes? Here's what I THINK is true - hopefully this will provoke someone to correct me who knows more. Take everything here with a grain of salt. 1.) The best Flash debugger for normal development is, unfortunately, Macromedia's. There are none in the Eclipse plug-ins. 2.) For unit testing, the most-recommended component seems to be As2Unit. I haven't tried it. It's only available in compiled form, which gives me pause. This seems to be the most-recommended package, but there are many others. One that appears to have quite a bit of momentum is AsUnit (http://asunit.org/) - I'd definitely check it out. If you find something you like, please drop me a line. 3.) I didn't see which plug-in you're using. I tried FDT, since several sites will tell you it's the best plug-in for AS development, but have a few issues: a. It's a commercial product - they want around $250 for it. There's a 30-day trial b. Nothing's been updated since last fall. c. It has a problem with F8 library organization - it doesn't support the automatic switch-in of F8 or F7 depending on context. d. The web site is slow to the point of unusability - I think it is severely throttled. e. Email bounces f. Given the state of the website, I'd be scared to death to try to pay by credit card there. Based on all this, I switched to FlashDevelop (not Eclipse at all - it's .NET, in fact!). So far, so good - it's fast, slick, intuitive, and there appears to be quite a bit of developer momentum in plugins, etc. In trying to find out what's going on, keep a close eye on WHEN something was recommended. What was best a year ago often isn't the best now. The site that seems most relevant to your questions wasn't on the list another responder sent earlier. http://www.osflash.org Good luck, -Ed Staub
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