It’s kinda hard to believe that I’ve been doing Flex development on Linux for over six years now. In that time I’ve tried a few different tools. Vim will always be my favorite but debugging is painful. Flex Builder for Linux worked but lacked major features and commitment from Adobe for continual improvement. Most recently I’ve been using IntelliJ IDEA for Flex development on Linux. It’s been working great! There are a few things I’ve had to get used to but they are doing a great job of providing superb tooling support for Flex. I’ve also been very impressed with the responsiveness from the IntelliJ team in their forums and bug system.
Here is a quick video I recorded to show the basics of using IntelliJ IDEA for Flex development on Linux:
To get started download either the latest prerelease of IntelliJ IDEA or their current production version. Flex development is only available in their Ultimate Edition but they do provide a free 30 day trial. Let me know what you think.