- Built around the powerful Flex coding tools.
- Standardized Eclipse development platform.
- Spark skinning tools (for design).
- Easier database connections.
- Friendly design tools for formatting data collection and presentation elements.
- Integrates smoothly with Flash Catalyst.
- Coder-centric environment has steep learning curve.
- Software is for coding experts only.
- No export to mobile devices.
- Powerful testing and coding features are available only in the Premium edition (which does not ship with CS5).