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Hi all,

Since adobe has announced the donation of its flex flamework and increased the mobile library and framework development, primary with Adobe AIR, I have decided to investigate a bit ;)

Have test some IDEs:
  • Eclipse with FB plugin
  • Flash develop
  • Flash builder
    And one of the researches is to ask this forum ;)

    Do anyone of you believe on AIr + Stage3D for the future of the mobile crossplatform development?

    If yes, did you have any useful resource for people like me to start -> continue and grow up?

    Thanks you in advance!
    ---

    out of topic and only as extra info, I'm senior software developer in C and C++, 4 years of programming experience in Java and 2 years in Flex.

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Since adobe has announced the donation of its flex flamework

By 'donation', you do mean 'has abandoned all further development', right?

Adobe open-sourcing flex is a convenient way to say 'we don't see a future in this'. While they will still allocate a few engineers to work on open-source development of Flex, they are handing control of the direction of the project over to the Apache foundation, which indicates that Adobe doesn't have a place in their strategic plan for flex, going forward.

Taken together with the killing-off of mobile and embedded Flash, and Adobe's sudden and heavy investment into HTML 5, it's hard not to paint a dismal picture for the future of flash in general...

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Well I figured that Flash is going to be a HTML 5 converter of sorts. You program your game/app in Flash and then it converts to HTML 5. Or am I wrong?

That's a possibility - Adobe demoed just such a conversion tool a while back, but it is limited to just animation.

Based on the beta release of Edge, though, it's starting to look a little like the Flash IDE might be canned in favour of a brand new HTML 5-oriented IDE.

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So basically Edge is the successor to Flash. Adobe will just make all the Flash developers move to Edge. Plus I don't think the API is radically changing, only because you want as big a migration as possible.

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So basically Edge is the successor to Flash. Adobe will just make all the Flash developers move to Edge. Plus I don't think the API is radically changing, only because you want as big a migration as possible.

Edge is just an html5 animation tool.
Adobe AIR is something else, the set of tools, extensions and time put in such a cross platform SDK would never let adobe abandon it.
Adobe AIR can be used to develop Desktop applications (PC/Mac) and Mobile (iOS/Android/Blackberry Playbook).
The AIR SDK is being constantly updated (3.2 beta).
the release of stage3D makes adobe AIR a real competitor in the cross platform market and I am waiting the availability of stage3D on mobile devices (AIR for iOS/ AIR for Android).
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/stage3d.html

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