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Flex 4 in Action: Revised Edition of Flex 3 in Action by Tariq Ahmed and Dan Orlando, with John C. Bland II and Joel Hooks

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Chapter 24. Debugging and testing

This chapter covers

  • Debugging applications using the Flex debugger
  • Using the Flash Builder profiler
  • Unit and functional testing of your applications

In previous chapters you got a solid foundation for creating your rich internet applications with Flex. This chapter focuses on tuning your application. From the powerful out-of-the-box Flash Builder toolset to third-party debugging and profiling tools, you’ll add an arsenal of weaponry to hunt down bugs and improve the performance of your Flex apps.

Flash Builder is equipped with a powerful debugger that allows you to step through code, add breakpoints, watch variables change in real time, and—new to Flash Builder 4—set conditional breakpoints that stop only ...

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