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"Why use Flash Builder Premium Edition over Flash Builder Standard Edition?
Flash Builder 4.7 Premium adds professional testing tools, including profilers, network monitoring, an automated testing framework, integration with Flex unit testing, and command-line build support"
The only thing I could think of would be the command-line support. If Premium builds with the command line and Standard version doesn't that might explain the speed differences - but that seems very odd for them to do. If you deactivate your key I think it restarts your trial and if you restart Flash Builder it should load in Premium mode so you could try that and see if it builds faster. (You can always reactivate your standard key later with no issues since you just deactivated it before this)
Thanks for that, just did that now and you're absolutely right, it restarted and after I signed in, it restarted my trial and launched into Premium. I just did a launch there and it definitely felt quicker, but I'll have to do more tests to be more definite.
Yeah, with Adobe Scout taking much of what you'd need from Premium's profiler, there's no huge necessity for us to think about Premium, so long as the performances are the same. In a totally off-topic way, I'd much prefer Adobe to charge for the most pivotal and useful bit, the SDK instead of the IDE, tbh. One of the previous places I worked, my manager did all his actionscript in vim, hence getting this platform totally for free. As awesome as that is, it's not really business viable!
Anyway, thanks for the help!