A few weeks back (February 21, 2007) I gave a presentation titled “Introduction to ActionScript 3.0” to the Indiana University Flash Users’ Group. The bulk of the presentation was a comparison between previous ActionScript versions and ActionScript 3.0, looking at syntax, the object model, event handling, how code runs in Flash Player, and more. I also discussed the underlying standards that ActionScript 3.0 is based on and gave some thoughts on why you would (or wouldn’t) want to use ActionScript 3.0 rather than ActionScript 2.0.
Anyway, if you’re interested in this topic, the following links may be useful to you:
- A Slides (with lots of notes!) and example files/code (271 KB .zip)
- A recording of the presentation, in case you want to actually hear what I had to say =)