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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe AIR

Hackathons, making prototypes, testing an idea out with your team to see if it works before embarking on a more ambitious project. Currently we don't really use Adobe Air for any end user experiences.
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Eclipse

I like to work with Eclipse when I have to develop very large and robust projects. It also allows me to integrate several technologies into a project. I like it a lot when I use continuous integration since it handles the necessary plugins for that and works all from the IDE. The truth is, it is very comfortable to work from the IDE, perform unit tests quickly and easily and is ideal when you are going to work with Java-based technologies.
When you have a robust project with several layers, it is ideal to use Eclipse since you can define a very complex architecture and you can approach it in a very simple way. When you create a project from scratch you can use several configurations to prepare your project architecture much more readable.
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Pros

  • Easy to develop for, skills for programs such as Adobe Animate and basic backend translate well to the program.
  • Stable across multiple different platforms.
  • Can get a working prototype really quickly
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  • Excellent for creating MAVEN projects with different libraries quickly and safely.
  • Easy integration with GIT, the plugin that provides the environment is quite complete
  • An easy-to-use debug perspective to facilitate application testing.
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Cons

  • Adobe Air applications are taxing on a user's CPU, especially considering how simple a lot of the apps are.
  • Updating and installing Air based applications is very user unfriendly, often asks for updates that are aggressively pushed to the front of the user.
  • As HTML 5 has gotten more and more sophisticated, for basic things a lot of times browser-based apps make a lot more sense.
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  • It is a bit limited to develop applications with high graphic content.
  • A large number of existing versions make it susceptible to incompatibilities.
  • It does not have much documentation for the Hispanic community.
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Eclipse9.0
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I love this product, what makes it one of the best tool out in the market is its ability to function with a wide range of languages.The online community support is superb, so you are never stuck on an issue.The customization is endless, you can keep adding plugins or jars for more functionalities as per your requirements.It's Free !!!
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Adobe AIR7.0
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Although Adobe AIR is just an SDK without an actual "UI" it's commonly used within Flash, Flash Builder, or FlashDevelop. Considering the integration with Flash IDE, there are very few tools that can compete with its features.
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Alternatives Considered

Generally stacks up fairly negatively, program definitely has its place, I appreciate what it can allow but now most desktop apps are fine enough as browser based experiences or for personal use mobile is the way to go. Air isn't the best environment for that.
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Eclipse is better than NetBeans from many perspectives. IntelliJ is even better than Eclipse, but it is not for free
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Return on Investment

  • It's a safe environment, great for entry-level programmers to get started and show their ideas.
  • Easy to get started, build and iterate.
  • However, at a certain point, Air applications can become unwieldy so for any serious project. We often would rather build it all outside of a middleware environment.
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  • It provides built-in features which help to improve the overall productivity.
  • The customer is always happy to use a product that is created by this tool.
  • Easy to build a solution and manage complex code.
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Adobe AIR

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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Eclipse

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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