FlashPlayer 10 "Astro" now in beta

FlashPlayer 10 (codename: Astro) is now available on Adobe Labs.  3D support and hardware acceleration is the big news here.  Also check out the release notes for two new significant improvements:

  • Vectors - part of ECMAScript 4, these are basically like Arrays except you can specify the type stored inside of it.  Finally a taste of generics from Java!  Better type safety and improved performance.

  • File Reference runtime access - pull local files into the RIA as a ByteArray or String, work with the data and even save changes back to the original file!

It's a great time to be a RIA developer. :)