Selected resources on Flash professional CS5

As a follow up to my Flash Pro CS5 (french product page) presentation during the designer / developer Adobe event which took place yesterday in Paris, I'd like to share additional resources for those who want to know more about this new product. The thing is, this release is so packed up with new features that it's merely impossible to present them all in details in a single session!

So let's start with some Adobe TV videos of Flash Camp San Francisco:

First of all, for a good overview of this release, I recommend watching Richard Galvan's "Whats new in Flash CS5" session (19 minutes). Note that Richards also wrote an introduction to Flash CS5 on Adobe devnet.

You really can't miss Lee Brimelow's session either, where he talks about the TLF features included into Flash CS5 (21 minutes).

Flash developers also need to learn about the new Flash Builder integration. Tareq Aljaber gave a nice presentation on this feature, so you definitely want to watch that too. On the same topic, you can also learn a lot in Dan Carr's Devnet article.

I also recommend reading the recent blog posts written by Valerio Virgillito (Flash Professional Quality Engineer) about the new XFL project format: Flash CS5: XFL and Live Editing, and XFL: Managing your library assets.

If you're more interested in the new design and animation centric features, head to the Flash Developer center: you'll find a lot of resources there.
For instance, you can read Chris Georgenes' paper on the new Spring Tool.

You can also learn how to use code snippets (ie for the non deveopers) with Yuki Shimizu's  Code snippets for beginning ActionScript 3 programmers and designers.

If you want to learn more about the new Deco script,  take a look at Jonathan Duran's article: Creating graphic effects using the new Deco scripts in Flash Professional CS5.

By the way, I noticed that some users didn't know the deco tool at all. This feature was introduced with Flash CS4. Jonathan had also written a great entry on this topic at the time.

Well, that's all I can think of for now, but I think this should keep you busy for some time.

Have fun ! :)