We have been currently working on a desktop application with customized components. As you may be aware without Flash Catalyst the work flow for creating an application with customized components can be time consuming and very demanding. You can customize the components using Flex Style Explorer or customize the templates offered in Illustrator, Fireworks, Flash or PhotoShop. However, Adobe is now bridging the gap between design and development to make it easier. Flash Catalyst Beta has just been released. Is it a disappointment or not? There are many opinions out there. In this post we will review some of the advantages of Flash Catalyst and what it has to offer.
We had been waiting in eager anticipation through the first half of this year for it to finally arrive. All indications were that we would be well adjusted to our new work flow by the time summer rolled around for sure, enjoying all the new tooling and features of Flex 4, round tripping some super-duper new skins with our design team via Catalyst, and improving our productivity on the whole. But as winter gave way to spring, our excitement began to wane until I had all but forgotten about the coming of this new generation of Flex. When suddenly, with almost no warning whatsoever, it was upon us… the new Flash Builder 4 beta, code named ‘Gumbo’.