more info on ECMAScript 4 is available at www.ecmascript.org.
for over a year, adobe's Flex Builder has been pretty much the only ActionScript 3.0 development tool available. that changes today with the release of powerflasher's FDT 3.0.
like Flex Builder, FDT is based on Eclipse, so there is some natural similarity between the tools for pure ActionScript projects. some of FDT 3.0's features are definitely also on the wishlist for Flex Builder--things like a configurable formatter and live code generation (insert missing variable/method definitions, code-completion that auto-inserts a class constructor).
it's nice to see another option on the market for ActionScript developers. and i was very happy to see that FDT 3.0 is free for open source developers, and discounted for students.
if you write object-oriented ActionScript programs, FDT 3.0 is definitely worth a look.
the chicago date for my actionscript 3.0 training tour is now set for december 3rd, 2007. get your spot soon...the previous three events filled up very quickly!
[UPDATE: THIS REHEARSAL COURSE IS NOW FULL.]
i'm holding another 9-hour day of free ActionScript 3.0 training next thursday in toronto. it's a practice run for my actionscript training tour.
if you would like to participate, please send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject ACTIONSCRIPT TRAINING. the first 20 responses get a spot.
the course is very grueling, so please be prepared for an intense day.
(156 augusta ave in kensington market)
thurs, october 11, 2007
-introduction to object-oriented programming in ActionScript 3.0
-covers classes, objects, loops, conditionals, inheritance, functions, methods, variables, events, and display programming
-lecture notes here
-intermediate ActionScript programmers with knowledge of timeline programming
thanks to shawn pucknell of fitc for providing the space, and doing the production for this event.