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Amethyst Release Candidate 1

Now available
by Huw Collingbourne
Saturday 31 July 2010.

We have just released the first release candidate of Amethyst, our Flash Platform IDE for Visual Studio.

Amethyst Professional supports development of Flex and Flash projects. You may use it to create new projects or import existing projects. You may even share the same code base between Amethyst and another editor or IDE such as Flash CS4/CS5 or Flash Builder.

Amethyst Professional includes a visual designer for Flex3, Flex 4 and AIR, advanced refactoring and IntelliSense, support for large and team-based projects (with features such as ‘project libraries’, incremental compilation, switchable SDKs, named build configurations, auto-versioning and TeamServer support), fast debugging with step into/out/over, conditional breakpoints, break-on-hitcount, call-stack navigation and drilldown expansion of variables in the watch window or code editor, extensive code coloring, customizable code formatting and much more. See the Amethyst Features List for a more detailed guide to its capabilities.

The final version of Amethyst Professional is expected to ship before the end of August. There will also be a free edition, Amethyst Personal. Amethyst supports both Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010.

Amethyst RC1 is available on the Amethyst Download Page.

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