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Old 08-24-2008, 05:41 PM   #21
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i checked at school and they told me action script 2.0...so im confused now actionscript,java , or C +++
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:28 PM   #22
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You can easily make the transition from Java to actionscript, so if you have enough time, start learning Java first. I would not recommend actionscript as a good first language to learn.
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:39 PM   #23
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I would not recommend actionscript as a good first language to learn.
Down with Flash!
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:12 PM   #24
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Flex is way better from a developer's (programmer/tester/maintainer) point of view

@Soccerboy: Flex and Flash both use ActionScript and compile into SWFs, but Flash is mainly for artists/animators while Flex was conceived for developers. In case you don't want to follow my advice , you can learn Flex (actionscript) here:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/vid...ng/?sdid=DKBLU
and at many other places; google is your friend.
You can download Flex Builder 3 (IDE - Integrated Development Environment) for free here:
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitle...m?e=flex3email
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When you refer to actionscript are you talking about the version 2 or 3? Because they are very different!

I think that the most important thing is to start, don't waste much time trying to figure out what's the right language (probably no one is)... there's only one way to find out try one.

I've started with Pascal but I think that it is a bad language to start today...

EDIT: I saw just right now that you specified the AS version lol well... the version 3 is better!
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When you refer to actionscript are you talking about the version 2 or 3? Because they are very different!
I was talking about ActionScript 3.0; Flex uses it since version 2. So Flex 3.0 = AS 3.0

edit: and yes, ActionScript 2 is crap.
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Sorry about the off-topic...
Marco Roy: I never used Flex but probably I'll need it soon... what's your opinion about Flex? Is it Flexible as they say?

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Well, it's like Flash, so you can do pretty much anything. Sometimes you need to use sly fox tricks though. If you have good problem solving skills, you should be able to do whatever you want with it.
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i checked at school and they told me action script 2.0...so im confused now actionscript,java , or C +++
It doesn't really matter. Pick a language and stick with it.
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It doesn't really matter. Pick a language and stick with it.
Do you think you should really stick to a language?

I've tended to work harder on the de-facto standard programming languages like Java, C# and C++, while on the side I've tended to just brush over other languages like Lua, PROLOG, BASIC, VB, etc. Isn't it better to develop a deep understanding of several of these de-facto languages used in the software development industry? You could aslo visit various other paradigms that exist in other languages just to get a wider idea of what is going on...this could also helps you develop your learning ability since organisations are always going to be introducing new technologies to help development.

Or are you suggesting to select your first language and learn it cold before moving on?
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