2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 13, 2006 11:12 AM by inlineblue

    Difference Between Flex 2 SDK and Flex Builder 2

    intruder online
      Im new to flex platform.
      has been working on Flash AS2 previously.
      I would like to move on to Flex.
      So how should I start ?
      Adobe site provides free download of Flex 2 SDK
      and Flex Builder 2 trial

      I would like to know wats the differnce and wat would suit me more
      :)

      Mohan
        • 1. Re: Difference Between Flex 2 SDK and Flex Builder 2
          I start with the Flex Builder 2 Trial to see how was mxml and start develop some application. It 's a good start I think.

          I don't know about Flex SDK.
          • 2. Re: Difference Between Flex 2 SDK and Flex Builder 2
            inlineblue Level 1
            The Flex SDK is the bare minimum needed to develop a Flex app: the compilers and the component libraries. With the SDK, you'll have to use your own text editor and run the compiler manually. It's awkward but at least it's free. I would not recommend this approach (to anyone).

            Flex Builder 2 is an IDE for developing Flex apps. Under the hood, it uses the SDK, but most of the gory details are hidden from you. It really streamlines the development process with visual design tools, code completion, etc. It does cost money, but if you're serious about Flex development, it's worth the cost. It has a free 30-day trial, so take it for a spin.