I recently moved to IntellJ for all of my Flex development. This is because I like the very powerful refactorings available with this ide, and the way that it can use POM’s to manage projects. I do still like Flash Builder though and think it was an improvement over Flex Builder.
So it was with great interest that I read this post by Jesse Warden Adobe, Please Bring Flash Builder Up To Par, and noted that Andrew Shorten had responded that Adobe were listening.
In Andrew’s response he mentioned that people should post ideas in http://ideas.adobe.com/. This seemed like a good idea and many people have spent time posting ideas and voting on them over the last 6 months. However there is no evidence that Adobe ever looks at the site. Every single idea is still listed as a ‘New Submission’ even after 6 months, and none of the top ideas have had any comments added by anybody from Adobe.
With respect to bugs, it has to be said that Adobe are not the best communicators either. For example the following user submitted bug (2 years ago it seems) https://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FB-15844 has now been closed. However even after being asked it is still totally unclear as to when this fix will be made available to the public.
So Andrew, it’s all very well saying you are listening, but, please, can you be seen to be listening.