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October 15th, 2007

Actionscript 3 – Moving over to the darkside now that FDT 3 is out

actionscript, flash, flex, by austin.

Man, I want to move over to actionscript 3, but I still can’t do it yet. I have so much proficiency with actionscript 2 for the last 4 years that I can’t do it yet. I’m so used to it.

I want to do 3, but it seems like I have such a cool workflow right now with what I got, events, separation of responsibilities, that moving over to 3 seems like a waste of time. I mean, obviously I could do it, but the penetration isnt right yet. What do you think?

I’m also a bit weary because flash 9 cs3 still has issues. It’s not fully developed past 9.0.45 – if it had more penetration then I might jump over to using 3 and start fully developing in 3 now. But the component set in flash 9 cs3 only works with a player version as of a couple months ago.

I think the main jump that will push me over is now that FDT 3 is out I might start going hardcore actionscript 3 now.

The only thing I really liked about actionscript 2 was that FDT was so awesome and there were no bugs I couldn’t figure out in as2 – it’s just like everything could be overcome. It seems like because we’re building on an existing framework with flash 9 cs3 it might get a bit complicated. I’ve already seen some weird posts on flash 9 cs3 and no web service support that it’s not really worth it yet.

What are your guys thoughts?

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