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mbudm says

I’m jumping between as3 and as2 at the moment – depending on what i’m making and who it is aimed at. What i find is that now i’m trying to inflict more of the class oop structure on my as2 code which is probably a good thing

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mpc says

I work in as3 for over a year and I am really glad that I switched! Now I use onsly as3, I doesnt take any as2 work… I recently started the AS3 Basics tutorial if you want to check it here it is: part1 , part2

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michelsteege says
I work in as3 for over a year and I am really glad that I switched! Now I use onsly as3, I doesnt take any as2 work… I recently started the AS3 Basics tutorial if you want to check it here it is: part1 , part2

Same here, it really sucks to work on some old as2 projects every now and then. As3 is so much better then 2 and it looks a lot more on other programming languages.

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boontaran says
I work in as3 for over a year and I am really glad that I switched! Now I use onsly as3, I doesnt take any as2 work… I recently started the AS3 Basics tutorial if you want to check it here it is: part1 , part2

Agree.. I have never regretted learning as3 :) and I hope AS3 market in flashden will be starting to grow up :)

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MS-Design says

as2 will last about a year, I think and I hope :)

I use only AS3 because AS2 is confusing and when I open old projects written in as2 I’m scared!

Looking for piece of code on mc , button and frame…. superbig timeline and _root.parent.parent.parent forever!

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michelsteege says
as2 will last about a year, I think and I hope :) I use only AS3 because AS2 is confusing and when I open old projects written in as2 I’m scared! Looking for piece of code on mc , button and frame…. superbig timeline and _root.parent.parent.parent forever!

Hurray for oop and as3 :) no more underscores endless timelines, timline code, _root, _parent buggy code that doesn’t give a error = result, a buggy website

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ParkerAndKent says

Reading this discussion seems that in as3 you cannot use code on the timeline or timeline animations and that in as2 is impossible to use OOP to build our projects :-)

We should give correct information to the forum readers :-)

In my opinion the differences between the two versions stay elsewhere…

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gdpgiga says

parkerandkent is right…

Personally, I didn’t so much change the way I approach doing things when I switched from AS2 to AS3 (obviously there are obvious things that you can’t do the same in AS3 that you did in AS2 ).

The biggest way AS3 benefits me? If I have other people working on a project with me, it forces their hand a bit in not being lazy… no more “_global.variable156”, more modularization and actually using classes when you should use them, etc.

Runtime errors and a propper debugging utility are nice to haves as well..

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mpc says

I hope you all switch to as3 :P Because as3 files on FD get much less sales the as2 files and thats sad :(

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KrownThemes says
Reading this discussion seems that in as3 you cannot use code on the timeline or timeline animations and that in as2 is impossible to use OOP to build our projects :-)

We should give correct information to the forum readers :-)

In my opinion the differences between the two versions stay elsewhere…
Very true.. All my files are as2 but all use only one frame and have the code well structured .. You can do oop with as2 if you want .. you don’t need as3 for that :)

I am also learning as3 now, and the only main differences i see are speed and a lot of new functions/methods. So in my opinion as2 is very similar to as3 from the oop point of view.

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