Having freelanced for over 18 months now I find it interesting to see how different companies work and the tools their development teams use. Here is a quick insight into some of the tools I use in my everyday Flash development work. These views are in no way advisory but offer an insight into the tools I use most often and most helpful in my work flow.
Since leaving the guys at WAI in June '09, I have followed a more open working lifestyle. The last 6 months have been pretty awesome both professionally and on a more personal level. In relation to work I have been able to participate in a variety of exciting projects which have been more in line with the kind of work I wanted to concentrate towards. During this time I have been exposed to a number of topics I feel are important to anyone considering the freelance life.
One of the first questions many people ask be about my freelancing is how experienced and skillful they feel you need to be in order to become a freelancer. Skill sets are obviously fundamental to the work we do, and alongside an indepth working knowledge of your toolset, I've also learned to acknowledge how others work to produce the same results. When working at my previous agency, we did little more than use the Flash IDE with FlashDevelop with PureMVC as the framework of choice.