Automating ActionScript Projects with Eclipse and Ant (Paperback)
Sidney de Koning
This book guides ActionScript developers through the process of using Ant and setting up the ultimate developer workflow. Whether you are using FDT or FlashBuilder to develop, both are based on the Eclipse IDE. The power of this IDE lies in its extendability and plugins. You will learn how to install and set up a versioning repository in Git or SVN and use it straight from Eclipse, how to use Mylyn to connect to your favorite bug/issue tracker (Google Code, JIRA, Mantis), and how to manage your open issues. This book shows you how to leverage the power of Apache's Ant to save you time and automatically compile, debug, and deploy your work to an FTP server, networkshare, or webserver. But also use Ant to do everyday tasks like automatically generating HTML and Class files, zipping files and emailing your clients to notify them for a new release. Other topics this book covers are compiling to the standalone desktop application format Adobe AIR, and to the mobile platforms Android and iOS using Adobe AIR, all by using Ant.