I have stumbled across something that really blew my mind. Well, not really. But it is still neat! Keen!
De MonsterDebugger is a kickass AIR application that debugs all Flash, Flex and AIR applications in real time and allows for properties to be changed while the app runs (kind of like changing CSS properties in Firebug and seeing the changes instantly). The only caveat is that it can only be used with AS3 applications. How to use it? Here’s a too-simple run-down:
Import the MonsterDebugger class (provided with the app) as you would any other class.
Then, just create an instance of it and tell the debugger what it needs to, well, debug.
In this case, buttons were used in an example file to create trace events. Nothing special. But what you get is some really nice breakdowns about what is going on inside your application as it runs as well as how much memory it uses. Here are the features: http://demonsterdebugger.com/features
It’s a pretty nice debugger that allows for realtime changes to properties and other sweet stuff.
Download it, give it a try. It could be the next big thing that is integrated into our workflow.
P.S. -> The debug version of the latest flash player is NOT required to run this guy.