Join Joseph Labrecque for an in-depth discussion in this video ActionScript 2.0 vs. ActionScript 3.0, part of Learning ActionScript.
There exists vast differences between previous versions of ActionScript, and …ActionScript 3. Differences to the point that they're …almost two completely separate programming languages. …Here, we will examine the history of the language, and some milestones along that path. …So, let's start with actions. They were introduced in 1999 with Flash …Player 4. These actions are accessible through …what's known as the Actions panel. And basically you had very little control …over how things worked. It was sort of like a mad libs approach …to coding, where you would basically select an action and fill in the blanks.…
It included basic Timeline commands, such as Stop, Play, Go To and Play, Go To and Stop. …Things of that nature. It was heavily focused on animation. …At this time in its life, Flash Player and the Flash design environment were …really used specifically for animation. So then we had ActionScript. …And with the introduction of ActionScript 2 and 3, this, first version …of ActionScript, is now known as ActionScript 1.…
- What is ActionScript and why should I learn it?
- ActionScript 2.0 vs. ActionScript 3.0
- Implementing external source code
- Working in Flash Professional and Flash Builder
- Understanding language fundamentals
- Working with ActionScript objects