I’m pleased to be able to release a new open source tool to the Flex development community today, that comes out our work at Allurent. The tool is called ItDepends and is located on Google Code. It analyzes the dependencies between classes in a Flex application, using a link report generated by the Flex compiler, and shows this information in an easy-to-use visual browser UI. ItDepends can show you what classes and packages take up the most room in your application and how they depend on each other. It can also show you what results you might achieve by removing classes or partitioning your code into modules, without having to redesign or recompile your application.
It’s written in Adobe AIR of course! I find AIR a nice, productive environment for creating UI-driven tools quickly and easily.
Here are some screen shots. Please see the ItDepends project wiki for more information, and please do download the app and try it out. The UI is kind of clunky, as this tool was kind of a quick hack, but it does get the job done.