Adobe Systems has launched Flash Builder 4 and ColdFusion Builder software, an NxG Flash Platform tooling for building multi-platform Rich Internet Apps (RIAs). The Flash Builder 4 is an Eclipse-based development tool for building multi-platform RIAs and content, using open source Flex framework. It accelerates development and testing of RIAs and content, and provides new coding and testing capabilities.
Flash Builder 4:
1. enables enhanced integration with various data back ends including PHP, ColdFusion, Java and Adobe LiveCycle and introspection and consumption of REST and SOAP based services.
2. allows developers and designers to work together to control the appearance of their Flex apps
3. provides an unified, customized development environment to code apps, manage servers and deploy projects.