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Announcing Amethyst 2.0

ActionScript and Flash, 2nd generation IDE
by SapphireSteel Software
Sunday 2 December 2012.

SapphireSteel Software is pleased to announce the successor to Amethyst 1, our professional IDE for Flash and ActionScript development.

Amethyst 2.0, which will be launched early in 2013, will provide a unique range of powerful Flash development tools hosted within Visual Studio 2012 or 2010. Major new features include:

- A new ‘bubble’-based debugger to navigated debugged code in linked popup windows
- A profiler to find inefficient code and monitor memory usage and leaks
- A unique ‘scratchpad’ where you can store notes and code fragments for easy re-use
- Document Outliner to view and find methods and variables using a hierarchical tree
- Powerful new ‘find all references’ tool that lets you smart-filter and store your code searches
- Semantic error detection to track down potential problems using on-the-fly code analysis
- Improved support for iOS and Android (both emulators and real devices)
- Call Graphs – integrated tools to trace method calls and relationships
- Obfuscator – to stop people decompiling your SWFs into easily readable ActionScript
- Conditional compilation – capabilities that go way beyond the ActionScript standards
- FlashForms – to drag, drop and design form-based applications in pure Flash

From today, if you buy Amethyst 1.0 (for just $299), you will automatically be entitled to a free upgrade to Amethyst 2.0 [1] when it is released.

Be sure to keep an eye on this blog. We’ll be giving much more information on the features of Amethyst 2.0 in the weeks ahead.

[1] If you already own Amethyst 1.0 (bought prior to 1st December, 2012) you will be able to upgrade at special price which we will announce when Amethyst 2.0 is released.

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