Adobe just launched the Starling Framework today, in tandem with the official announcement of Flash Player 11. The Starling Framework allows simple AS3-style syntax access to Stage3D features, which means you can build 2D content that accesses the performance advantages of rendering on the GPU. Which, according to Adobe, will net you performance increases of up to 1000X. If you are a ActionScript 3.0 codes, and you were to access Stage3D features manually, you'd have to learn a whole new set of APIs, most of which are really low level. Starling provides a nice abstraction, and will let you code just like you were adding items to a normal Flash display list. ..
10.3 in BETA08-Mar-2011
Learn about FP 10.3 features (http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplatformruntimes/flashplayer10..
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FlashPlayer 11 and AIR 3 Announced
NOTE: To see all the features of Flash Player 11, go here.
Flash Player 11 was officially announced Wednesday, and will be publicly released in early October. FP 11 includes a ton of new features, including native JSON support (technically this was released on FP 10.3), Stage3D, and full native 64 bit support for Linux, Mac and Windows. AIR 3's new features include native extensions for mobile apps and captive runtime, where a developer can choose to embed the AIR runtime within their app.
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