Yesterday we announced Hero. This is the code-name for the next version of the Flex SDK. I think you’ll find the main themes for this release very interesting:
- Multi-Screen Development: Allow developers to build applications that target the web, desktop or mobile devices using a single unified framework.
- Spark Maturation: Polish and grow the Spark architecture by adding new Spark components and capabilities.
- Large-Application Development: Support developers building large applications by improving fundamental Flex infrastructure pieces.
Among the big news is that both mobile and desktop needs will be served by the same core Flex framework (Hero). Previously, we said that Slider (the code name for the Flex Mobile Framework we announced at Max 2009) would be a separate framework from the Flex SDK. I think this is excellent news; having one framework to target both worlds (mobile and desktop) means that you, the developer, have to spent less time learning and coding.
You can read more about these themes here.
For now there are no public builds for Hero. We are working on this and pretty soon we will have public builds. Keep an eye on this site for Hero white papers and builds.