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Sharky says

I’m still learning the ropes in AS 2 but I’m just wondering is AS 3 easier to use overall? Ignoring the fact that most customers might prefer as 2 of course :))

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wangruyi says

AS 3 .0 is powerful. I am learning… :)

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JWG says

Seems to me that AS3 syntax is more strict and detail oriented. But that’s great for me, so I like it more.

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zado says

AS3 all the way.

In the beginning AS3 can be a little confusing, because a few things have changed the the syntaxes are slightly different.

That being said, once you learn how things work in AS3 you’ll find it much easier than their AS2 counterparts. Namely working with XML . So much easier in AS3 that I find myself using it as my sole data object in all my a lot of my classes.

Besides AS3 is faster than AS2 .. and that was enough for me to learn.

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michaelhejja says

AS3 is far superior. There’s still a huge market, however, for AS2 – so theres a little bit of time to get used to AS3 but no doubt you’ll eventually get left behind if you don’t make the transition.

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johnhoysa says

I would say if you are just learning AS2 switch now to AS3 . It will pay off in the long run.

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wickedpixel says

The funny thing is that… the clients wants projects in actionscript 2.0 to behave like as3.0 ones…
”- I want 3d stuff like this site, and this many stuff on screen, and .. and… and as2.0 will be good”
:|
They don’t know shift about programming :D :P

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andrelatino says

For the moment i can do anything i want whit As2 , and my clients are happy i will wait a little more to learn As3 .

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Fougie says

Well AS2 might be a little easier to learn. But it is sloppy compared to AS3 . If you have to start from the begining, it would be a great idea to start with AS3 .

Most importantly, your flash animations will run faster if you use AS3 . The AS3 runtime engine is rumored to be almost 10 times as fast as the old AS2 and AS1 runtime engine.

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AlexH says

Lol, i’m quite able to write and understand almost all AS2 code right now. Should i transfer to AS3 now, or should I program just a few more files in AS2 ?

I’m Still a bit hooked to AS2 though. I think AS3 is a little to easy. Like MP3 players. I saw an AS2 code that was 400 lines long or so, but AS3 can do it in under 20 lines with their new mp3player(); function of whatever. I doubt if there will be any room for custom ideas that go beyond mp3players and photogalleries. :D

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