by Daniel T


October 5, 2009

The second Adobe® Flash® Builder™ 4 (formerly Flex Builder) public beta release is now available on Adobe Labs. If you are new to the Flash Builder beta, the first thing that you’ve already noticed is that we are renaming Flex Builder to Flash Builder. This name change will create a clear distinction between the free open-source Flex framework and the commercial IDE. For more information on the name change, please read the FAQ.

There are three main themes to this release: developer productivity, designer-developer workflow, and data-centric application development. Flash Builder 4 delivers a long list of new features, plus improvements to many existing features. Beta 2 builds on the first public beta released in June, completing several of the new features, while extending others, making it faster and easier to create Flex applications.