FDT5 Released

Get the Coding Comfort For Free With the Release of FDT 5

Today is a good day for the Flash/Flex IDE market.  The long-awaited release of FDT 5 has come and its most recent feature-set complements the modern-day developer.  These days developers  find themselves having to a toe in many different waters just to stay competitive and up to date.

Personally, I feel this release of FDT 5 is a great leap for multi-platform IDEs and what to expect from them.

What is FDT 5?

FDT 5 is a flexible development toolkit in Eclipse for interactive developers. It’ s made with passion for expert Flash and Flex coding, innovative mobile development and versatile HTML5 / JavaScript / WebGL / PHP programming with haXe. Create your applications in FDT and efficiently target multiple platforms.

This release consists of a freemium and premium version.  FDT Free is free of charge and the perfect editor for small projects while FDT Max is the high-end IDE for all your advanced projects.


New Features Include:

FDT haXe Features

One of the hot most requested feature in this latest release of FDT 5 is support for haXe.  Developed in collaboration with Powerflasher and supported by Influxis, the FDT’s haXe support provides developers a powerful tool for authoring in a multi target fashion.

FDT’s haXe features include:

  • Live error checking
  • Autocompletion (variables and functions)
  • Syntax coloring
  • New Class/Interface/Enum wizards
  • HaXe Project Wizard

New to FDT?

Are you need to FDT?  If so, don’t worry.  You can find very helpful tutorials from setting up a FDT to using FDT’s debugger.  If you are comfortable with Flash Builder like I am, then this transition shouldn’t be too bad since it based on top off Eclipse.

FDT 5 is a great IDE  to watch out for as it headed in the right direction as a multi-purpose, multi-platform IDE.  Kudos to the Powerflasher team on producing a great and freemium product.