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Flex Builder Hidden Gem!

Posted: April 9, 2008 in Flex, MDCFUG, Presentations


Last night I had the pleasure of attending a presentation given by Daniel Daugherty at the MDCFUG. He spoke on the dangers of Copying and Pasting within your code to achieve re-usability. It was a very informative talk but what really stood out for me was something that has little to do with copying and pasting. He showed us a little known feature in Eclipse (and thus present in Flex Builder) – the Local History Panel.

I was blown away when I discovered that Eclipse (out of the virtual box) contains a feature that saves versions of the files you save. You can access those versions and even perform a Diff on them. This is by no means a replacement for SVN or some other version control system but it certainly does help in those times when you don’t have a version control system configured in your environment … sort of a poor man’s version control.

So for those of you who have never heard of this feature, here are a few screen shots that show you how to access the Local History panel and its features.

I give props to Daniel for pointing this out at the MDCFUG user group last night.

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Hello World,

I added a new page to my blog called My Presentations. There you can see my schedule of presentations I will be giving throughout the year. I will be adding more of my scheduled presentations to this page as I have time. You can visit this page directly ( or simply click on the My Presentations link in the menu across the top.


Interested in Flash and Flex Integration? Well of course you are! You already spent thousand of hours and resources designing applications using Flash. Now you’re considering converting those applications in Flex 2 applications.

Wednesday September 6th I will be speaking on the topic of Integration Flash and Flex at the Capital Area Flex User’s Group; Flex and Flash: Are Two Heads Better Than One?

Visit the Capital Area Flex User’s Group website and register for this “can’t miss” presentation;

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says,

“A super show.”

William Arnold of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says,

“…immensely satisfying…”

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