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Actionscript 2 or 3? Feb. 29th, 2008 @ 08:45 PM Reply

I recently got Flash CS3. I was wondering if I should learn Actionscript 2 in detail first, and then 3, or should I just start with AS 3.


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Response to Actionscript 2 or 3? Feb. 29th, 2008 @ 08:52 PM Reply

At 2/29/08 08:45 PM, Ringwraith1 wrote: I recently got Flash CS3. I was wondering if I should learn Actionscript 2 in detail first, and then 3, or should I just start with AS 3.

Start with AS3.
Buy a nice big solid book and plough through it.


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Response to Actionscript 2 or 3? Feb. 29th, 2008 @ 09:44 PM Reply

AS3.

Learning AS 2.0 is counterproductive. As 3.0 is more powerful, better optimied.

When Flash 10 comes out in about 8 months, AS 2.0 will have been old and busted for two generations of Adobe Flash.

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Response to Actionscript 2 or 3? Feb. 29th, 2008 @ 09:50 PM Reply

Aye, AS3 really si the way to go, sooner than later AS1 commands probably wont even be avaible =O

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Response to Actionscript 2 or 3? Mar. 1st, 2008 @ 01:19 AM Reply

Alright, thanks for the advice.


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Response to Actionscript 2 or 3? Mar. 1st, 2008 @ 01:25 AM Reply

as i understand the only thing worse about as3 is that there is less learning resources online

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Response to Actionscript 2 or 3? Mar. 1st, 2008 @ 01:29 AM Reply

Wait, so will Flash 10 have like AS 4.0? Or will it continue as 3.0 (PLZ DON"T FLAME! Just curious)

...Gay, so looks like FLash 8 will suck soon enough.

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Response to Actionscript 2 or 3? Mar. 1st, 2008 @ 01:35 AM Reply

At 3/1/08 01:29 AM, DawnOfDusk wrote: Wait, so will Flash 10 have like AS 4.0? Or will it continue as 3.0 (PLZ DON"T FLAME! Just curious)

...Gay, so looks like FLash 8 will suck soon enough.

8 is fine for Animators. Almost no disadvantage. For programmers, 8 sucks the instant AS3 was announced.

And they will continue with AS3. Its not often the programm will completely change the language like it did with 3. Even AS1 to AS2 did not see a complete change, rather, a sizable upgrade.


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Response to Actionscript 2 or 3? Mar. 1st, 2008 @ 01:39 AM Reply

AS3, while harder to learn is much cleaner and easy to handle.
AS2, easier to learn (mainly because it's been around longer) hard to organize and is easy to clutter.

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Response to Actionscript 2 or 3? Mar. 1st, 2008 @ 01:43 AM Reply

At 3/1/08 01:39 AM, willobeen wrote: AS3, while harder to learn is much cleaner and easy to handle.
AS2, easier to learn (mainly because it's been around longer) hard to organize and is easy to clutter.

I've been dealing w/ that damn clutter. lol

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Response to Actionscript 2 or 3? Mar. 1st, 2008 @ 01:44 AM Reply

AS3 is one of the most poorly designed languages ever. If you're new to the programing scene in general, start with AS2. If you have previous experience, start with AS3, but you're going to be wanting to go back to Java or something in a few weeks.


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Response to Actionscript 2 or 3? Mar. 1st, 2008 @ 01:53 AM Reply

Why, in your opinion do you hate AS3 so much?