Last fall, the working group responsible for designing the next version of ECMAScript released an overview of proposed features for ECMAScript 4. ActionScript is based on ECMAScript, so the hypothetical ActionScript 4.0 will undoubtedly support some, if not all, of the proposed features.
In February and April (in Amsterdam and Toronto, respectively), I'll be doing a lecture at FITC covering the ECMAScript 4 features that will theoretically be added to ActionScript 4.0.
Read my FITC lecture notes here:
Get information about FITC here:
i'll be in munich, germany on february 20 doing a free all-day seminar on object-oriented programming with ActionScript 3.0. apparently there are lots of spots still available, so if you're anywhere near munich and want to learn ActionScript 3.0, drop on by!
(i'll also be doing the seminar in amsterdam on feb 27, and london on march 3, but those venues are almost booked up.)
hope to see you there!
Adobe engineer-turned-technical writer, Francis Cheng, recently started a blog about ECMAScript 4 and ActionScript. Francis was one of my main contacts during the writing of Essential ActionScript 3.0 (he responded to 334 of my emails during the book's writing!). Francis sits on the ECMAScript 4 committee, and was one of the authors of the ActionScript 3.0 language specification. His new blog already has some great posts about proposed ECMAScript 4 features, such as proper tail calls. I'm looking forward to lots more interesting reading!