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Hink says

I am curious why people still choose to use actionscript 2.0 when you consider the benefits of using actionscript 3.0. Is it a comfort thing? Learning curve thing?

The as3 virtual machine runs much faster than the as2.

As3 allows you to learn OOP , which in turn makes your app much more scalable in the future.

All the new apis and flash addons are being developed for as3. Not much is being done in the way of as2 anymore.

Actionscript 3 is much more definitive and well-formed compared to as2.

I’m just curious. What keeps you as2 programmers from making the jump?

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wickedpixel says

Because there are clients that have old sites in as2.0 and the old flash editor

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wildwise says

A lot of clients wants their work to be in a previous flashplayer version like FP7 or FP8 for online campaigns for example.

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ryanterry says

Yeah, all of my clients want things in AS2 . For flash player version and also because they want to be able to add to the project later and they don’t know AS3 .

I haven’t learned AS3 yet to comfortably work in it. I definitely see the power of it, but I must admit I’m annoyed by the complexity of it now versus the simplicity of most of the AS2 code.

I love the papervision stuff. I really want to learn that.

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seifip says

Well… there are many reasons… I know many devs don’t even elanr it because of lack of time. I personally use exclusively AS3 whenever I can (including here at FD) but I have to work with AS2 very frequently as well as many clients need to add something to AS2 files or edit them.

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GARRO says
Well… there are many reasons… I know many devs don’t even elanr it because of lack of time.

thats definetly 1 of my reasons…

anyhow im gonna wait for AS4 , :D:D

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ZacharyKnight says

Four reasons for me…

(1) I don’t have the time/want to spend the time to learn AS3 .

(2) I don’t want to spend the money to buy another Flash version…esp made by Adobe, the king of counter-intuitive usability and price gouging.

(3) Most importantly… I have no reason to do either of the first two when there has yet to be ANYTHING I haven’t been able to do for my clients with AS2 /Flash8.

(4) And I guess I don’t plan on doing Flash development for too much longer…at least not long enough to justify throwing out over 6 years experience and starting from scratch.

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fisch79 says

i;m scared

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Yvo says
i;m scared

My thoughts exactly :D

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ourben says

Because they like dinosaurs and diesel cars.

Myself, I prefer museums and hybrids…

I would never recommend AS2 to anyone. You guys who are scared of learning… you shouldn’t be – it hasn’t changed that much. It just got better.

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