I think the best and worst part about programming is the tools or lack there of.
Here’s what I have in my tool set for each of the environments I work in. I would love to hear about tools you find useful. You can post in the comments or link to a list of your own.
Flex Builder 3 Stand Alone – Flex Builder 3 is an IDE from Adobe based on Eclipse. It has a strong design view, feature rich code view and killer new css design view. My number one resource for Flex. The Flex framework combined with this IDE rocks!
FlexCoders – The most popular mailing list for Flex. A friendly and knowledgeable community with members from Adobe.
FlexComponents – Flex mailing list for creators of Flex Components.
WebOrb – A PHP server side gateway for your Flex app.
AMFPHP – A PHP server side gateway for your Flex app.
AS3 Error Search tool – A search utility I made to quickly find AS3 errors.
Flex API – A quick reference to the Flex API. This is a link to 2.0.1 API.
Flex.org – Official site all things Flex.
Chatopica – A cross domain chat client with a popular Flex usergroup.
Books on Amazon
Note: If you are still using Flex Builder 2 or Flex SDK 2.0.1 you need to upgrade to Flex Builder 3. There have been huge performance, profiling and debugging improvements. Keep in mind, you can still publish to SDK 2.0.1 from FB3 if you need to.
NOTE! I’m still looking for a good collection of Flex Component resources, especially for development in Flex 3.
Flash CS3 (publish only to FP9) – Main tool I use for animation. Also main tool to make graphics or skins for Flex applications.
Comparision Diff Tool