I’ve been getting a few questions about developing for Flash Media Server with Flex. I sometimes am not too sure if it’s for Flex 2 or Flex 3 so I’m going to just quickly post a quick tip if any of you are using Flex 3 beta at all.
When it comes to developing server side, it can be a bit of pain if you don’t happen to have the API memorized because no editors that Macromedia (did) or Adobe (does) put out have the ability to understand ANY of the API’s for either client or server side. I think dreamweaver has a bit and the Flash IDE has a little.. but not nearly enough.
To help with that there is a plugin for Flex 3 by Darren at FCZone. This is brilliant. What it does is allow you to create FMS application projects and then it helps with code hinting etc when you go to develop those apps. Definitely check it out if you are using Flex 3 at all and do some or lots of server side coding. Then again, if you do lots of coding then this might not help too much, but I know for sure that I have to refer to the livedocs every once in a while because I still use Sepy for my server side stuff.
Anyways, about the Flex and AS3 questions, I’ll do my best to get some answers up soon. Just been a bit busy with some projects here.