I have to admit that I have been shying away from Flex for a long time now. I think this has to do with a general hatred for making forms based applications. Now before people tell me Flex isn’t just about forms based applications, I know, I know. Flex is actually pretty cool but in general the types of work I see people using Flex for I don’t want a part of. I also know that I have been missing out on a better development IDE in Flex or FDT or FlashDevelop for that matter. And in the case of Popforge, a really cool set of libraries by Andre Michelle and Joa Ebert, Flex is a requirement for use.
Easy Popforge Setup
I will start by showing you what turns out to be an easy way to get started with the popforge library.
Step 1. Get a SVN Client. On the mac I suggest you check out Versions and on the PC there is the old faithful Tortoise.
Step 2. Check out the popforge source.
Step 3. Create a new AS Project in Flex (download here if you don’t have it yet). Click Next after entering a project name. In the source path window select add folder. Navigate to “pathToPopforge/flash/PopforgeLibrary/src” and click ok.
Step 4. Click finish.
Step 4. Rejoice because you are done!