New to Flex and am currently working on PHP and java projects
using Eclipse. I would love to be able to utilize one IDE for all
my projects but don't want to sacrifice solid Flex support (mxml,
design view ect...).
How does the Eclipse plug-in compare with Flex Builder (what
do I loose if I use the Eclipse plug-in)?
Flex bulder seems to be just an eclipse installation with the
plugin already there for you, so you shouldnt loose anything by
using just the plugin
However i did find when using using the flex plugin in
combination with all the other development plugins i had going it
made eclipse grind to a crashing halt every 20mins. Increasing the
eclipse jvm memory limits helped, but didnt fully solve my crashing
If you want to incorporate all your development into one
eclipse then increase the eclipse jvm memory and give it a try, if
it is going too slow then use the stand alone builder
I use the Flex plugin to Eclipse. I like having the
additional Eclipse features (eg, Java compiler). The Flex features
are identical to the standalone version. There are some minor
differences in what menus are available and where some commands are
located, but that's it. You may find adding new Eclipse plugins
easier to do with the real Eclipse.
The standalone version is great for first-time users and will
serve you well if all you want to do is use Flex.