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Once, Flash applications were "toys." You could build them any way you liked. But today's rich Internet applications represent a major investment, and many are business-critical. They must be robust, efficient, and easy to integrate. Fortunately, there are proven "design patterns" for achieving all that with ActionScript -- and you can learn them right here.
Those patterns begin with mapping what your application will do (analysis), and transforming those goals into architecture (design). The authors cover that, then turn to the coding issues every serious ActionScript developer will face. How do you organize user interfaces, business logic, and data models (via MVC)? What's the best way to build applications with undo features? Manage hierarchical data structures (such as filesystems)? Work with events? Send and load data?
Developers have spent decades identifying some of these patterns, often through difficult trial and error. Fortunately, you won't have to. Bill Camarda, from the January 2007 Read Only