I have been a Java developer for years and came to know ActionScript this year. Can't afford the flex builder, and since I am familiar with eclipse, I can not get used to the free FlashDevelop. So I build a new eclipse plugin to work with ActionScript 3, it takes use of the Adobe Flex SDK 3, has the basic functionalities to do edit, compile, and debug. Code assistant is provided, but not well done yet. If you are interested in this tool, please check it out at http://as3ide.sourceforge.net
No doubt this tool is bugy now, but I don't have enough time to work on it, and even more, I don't know if such a tool is useful to others. So I publish it here today, if I could get some possitive responses from others, I may put some more time working on it.
Hope you will like it and welcome feedbacks or comments.
Thanks, it seems not worthy to go on my project then. I will use it myself
anyway, thank you for your feedback.
Don't give up just because there are other options out there.
Adobe is only giving up the free tool for education purposes, or unemployed developer. You didn't say if you were one of those.
I believe over time there will be plenty of room for alternate IDE approaches that support the Flex Framework; and in fact there are quite a few options already out there.