ActionScript is a scripting language used for RIAs, Mobiles Applications, Web Applications etc. which was initially developed by Macromedia and then acquired by Adobe. It targets to compile for Flash player runtime which can be deployed in various platforms including mobiles

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How to use Option Type Pattern in a language that doesn't support generics?

I've been interested to start using the Null Object / Option Type approach for replacing my old habits of null-checking multiple parts of my code. But, from the many examples I saw out there, it seems ...
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Is it bad practice to resolve null arguments to default static variables?

First, let me show you an example (written in ActionScript 3.0): class GameObject { public static function MakeFromName( pName:String, pAtlas:TextureAtlas ...
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Layering buttons when a number needs to be pressed more than once during an equation?

I am very new to HTML5 (and web coding in general), and I am trying to create an interactive calculator. I will try to explain this as clearly as I can. The basic idea is that the user will use ...
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When do you say “near ID” / “far ID” when using RTMFP in ActionScript 3?

I've been using RTMFP streaming for around a year in ActionScript 3, and I pretty much know the difference between a near ID and far ID. The near ID is your peer ID, and the far ID is the other guy's ...
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Coding convention question about AS3 duplicate variable definition

AS3's got some awkward rules about variable scope, due to its use of hoisting. I don't like pointlessly leaving a bunch of compiler warnings lying around, but it's more important to me for my code to ...
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What to do if the task is too difficult ? Internship/SummerTraining

I conducting my summer training or internship for 2 months in an IT company as a a Sysadmin and Web developer. This is my first week. My mentor assigned me to work on an existing Flash/AS3 ...
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How to get rid of my “Factory” class' countless else if statements

This is a web application based on actionscript 3. I have all of my modules enumerated in a class, but I never know which modules actually come from database. Let's say I have 20 modules in my ...
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Why categorization into “Property” and “Methods”

I am looking at the String class in Actionscript 3.0. It's having a property String.length . Internally it's a getter function ( or method ?) returning the length of string. Why it can't be ...
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Commenting Code AS3 - Not being an API

How should I comment a method? What are the best practices on commenting code? Example: /* Checks if a color is allowed in a given point * of the bitmapdata of the current floor * @param value - ...
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How often is appropriate to destroy objects?

I know this is hard to answer without examples, so I'm looking for general principles or guidelines here. I'm thinking within the realm of small- to medium-sized mobile games and apps. I've read a ...
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Ideal Programmer for Client-Side HTML5 Game Development

Our next game will be built on Javascript/HTML5 Canvas rather than ActionScript/Flash. Clearly there are not enough experienced HTML5 Developers in the market (yet), so we'll need to be creative in ...
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Accurate/recommended approachs to tracking play length of a video

I'm working on a flash player that needs to track how long a user plays a video for. In addition, I need to know the user. I can easily do that with a request to the server. What I've thought of so ...
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Help me understand this “mindmap / constellation” visual pattern

Please help me identify and understand this visual pattern, what's the common name used for such mindmap / constellation visualisations? http://asterisq.com/products/constellation/roamer/demo ...
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Flash development under Ubuntu

It's unfortunate, but I'm taking this course that would require me to work in Flash CS3 (specifically programming), which would make me use windows. I'm very used to development under Ubuntu, and ...
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ActionScript and Python [closed]

I am currently using VB.net 2010 and WPF 4 to create an application, but the further I learn it, the more I realize that the two programming languages may not meet my needs, especially where I have to ...
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Do sites like goanimate, xtranormal, and animoto use Flash + ActionScript, OpenGL, or other technology?

What technology is used by sites like goanimate, xtranormal, and animoto? Especially the video compilation engine in the backend of animoto? Could HTML5 be used to do everything that's there?
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Is it better to have C developers learn Flash, than hire Flash guys?

Last year, my department developed web based gaming, and needed Flash. It was difficult to manage. The Flash guys didn't fit in regardless of skill or popularity in the office. Maybe it's prejudice ...
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Best way to learn Java if you already have an OOP background, like ActionScript 3? [closed]

I'm looking to learn Java, but I don't want to get a book that is going to tell me what an object is, how OOP works, etc. I know this from my existing ActionScript 3 work. One idea is to look at all ...
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Required skills for a senior level ActionScript/Flex developer

I'm looking to take my Actionscript knowledge to the next level and I've been having trouble finding what it takes to become a senior level AS developer. From my searching this has what I've come up ...