Chapter 23. Debugging and testing

This chapter covers:

  • Debugging applications using the Flex debugger as well as third-party tools

  • Using test automation tools to find bugs and fix them before they go live

  • Deploying your applications

This chapter’s purpose is to give you a sampling of all the weaponry available both out of the box and in the form of third-party tools, to help speed up the process of developing in Flex from a tooling perspective. Flex Builder comes with a full-blown debugger that allows you to step through the code and watch the value of variables in real time. And new to Flex 3 is the Profiler, which lets you analyze how memory and resources are consumed.

Beyond what comes out of the box, the Flex and Flash ecosystem provides tools ...

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