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IntelliJ IDEA goes Flex

This week Jetbrains released IntelliJ IDEA 9.0 which has flex support. We have checked it out, and can already conclude that this is a very strong contender when it comes to Actionscript 3 editing. Superior refactoring, code analysis, flexible source code formatting, plenty of smart code generation functionality, (much) easier to set up than FDT or flexbuilder, quick and superb navigation, .... We are great FDT fans, mainly for the speed advantage when comparing to flexbuilder, but when jetbrains gets rid of some of the relatively harmless infancy ".0" problems we will probably switch. Another interested developer told that if you can prove you are a switcher who comes from another IDE, they'll give you a 25% price cut.

Just like FDT, IDEA does not have a "built in" profiler which is a still an interesting feature in flexbuilder, but I hope to see profilers in other IDE's over the next few years. [Although Joa Ebert tells me: "hey, just roll your own with flash.sampler.*!"]

Tech note: Android ROM flashing

All this information is particular for the Proximus Magic 32A particular, but it will still give you an overview of how the procedure actually works.

Tech note: Git patches and rebasing

So, last Friday while working on Freesound 2, I stumbled upon an interesting problem I need to solve using git. The problem is as follows: say you have a clone of a public git url (for example http://github.com/bram/freesound). Now, you're making changes in this repository and at some point you want these changes back into the origin repository.

Presentaties Muziek Digitaal en MIKE Belgium

Vorige week woensdag waren we dus op Muziek Digitaal in Brussel. De meeste presentaties staan inmiddels online. Een officieel verslag van het Muziekcentrum volgt later. Wat is ons bijgebleven?

Projection mapping - artistic augmented reality

Well, this will be a short one. For those who didn't know yet: there's a relatively new art form coming out of the experimental playground of visuals, sound and architecture called "projection mapping".

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