Adobe releases web development tools

Image manipulation and animation outfit Adobe has released two new developer tools for multi-platform Internet applications.

Adobe Flash Builder (formerly known as Flex Builder) is and Eclipse-based developer tool for building rich Internet applications (RIAs) using the open source Flex framework. The new tool includes improved coding and testing capabilities as well as better work flow compatibility with Adobe's Creative Suite applications.

Cold Fusion Builder is a new Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) for building Cold Fusion applications and is integrated with Flash Builder 4 for fast, easy RIA development.

Adobe has also added a new social layer to the Flash Platform service which allows easy integration with the top 14 social notworking sites including Myspace, Facebook and Twitter.