Top 10 Reasons to Get Flex Builder 3

If I were to create a Top 10 List, which I don”t, this would definitely be my list for “Why you have to upgrade to Flex Builder 3.” I actually got this list from Ted Patrick and enhanced it a little.

Top 10 List:

  1. With the new code model, search, refactoring, auto-complete you will code 3X faster
  2. The application Profiler will allow you to see and tune memory and performancern
    • You will learn so much about coding in AS3 from this it”s unreal
  3. Compiles faster!
  4. Maintain projects across SDKs, 2.01, 3.0, and onward (YES!!!)
  5. You will be able to build AIR applications and debug them seamlesslyrn
    • Easily turn Flex applications into Desktop applications
  6. You will be able to work with Web Services (SOAP) using strong typing
  7. Get new advanced data visualization components (AdvancedDataGrid, TreeDataGrid) and hierarchical data providers
    • Components that we had to build in the past
  8. Enhanced design view for pixel perfect layout and advanced constraintsrn
    • Coders, don”t knock this. Try it out and you”ll see the benefits real quick
  9. Skinning and styling from Illustrator, Fireworks, Flash, PhotoShoprn
    • This is awesome!! Quickly and easily bring comps in directly from the design tools
  10. Seamless support for Flex Framework Caching RSLs ( smaller FX swf files )
  11. Now if that”s not convincing enough, you don”t know Flex!