FITC Toronto 2009

2009-04-25 00:00:00 2009-04-29 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2009 Now in its 8th year, FITC Toronto is one of the largest and longest running events of its kind in the world. Toronto FITC Toronto



Enough excuses. AS3 has been out for over two years. You know, deep down inside, you hold a pathological hatred of AS2, or even, god forbid, AS1 (don’t even talk to me if you’re still using TellTarget). It’s time to move on.

Thankfully Flash CS4 didn’t include a new version of ActionScript, so there’s still time to get up to speed. ActionScript 3 provides a series of truly amazing benefits in power, performance and workflow, but it can be just a bit confusing if you’re used to the old way of doing things.

In this talk, R Blank attempts to decipher some of the basic differences of getting things done in AS3. In a series of practically focused lessons, R will provide the explanations and code samples that will get you up and running with AS3 — and help you understand a bit more of what you’ve been doing if you’re already playing around. R will also show off the cool new powers that you can exploit with AS3 in Flash Player 10. And you’ll leave with a great set of source files.


AS1/2 hybrid and moderate coders who are tri-curious.


An improved understanding of the basic changes to the ActionScript language, as well as sample code that will help attendees understand the new landscape.