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Some thoughts on AS3

Since Macromedia/Adobe hasn’t released the AS3 development environment for Mac yet, I haven’t been able to play around with AS3, but I have read the specs. There are improvements, and there are disappointments.

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Architectural Atrocities, part 4: the biggest of them all

In this the fourth post of my series Architectural Atrocities in ActionScript, I refer you to the blog post Raising Hell by Zwetan Kjukov, in which he explains the biggest atrocity of them all: ActionScript 2.0, the beast.

The main point is in a sidenote

ActionScript 2 is not a real class-based language, only it’s syntax is class-based

and that’s the kernel of the poodle, AS2 is weakening syntax sugar on top of a more powerful language, namely JavaScript.

Ajax seminar

I held an Ajax-seminar for the Swedish software consulting firm Teleca last wednesday, and it went quite well. I thought I should share some of the things I talked about.

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