Chapter 1. Introducing ActionScript

Introducing Flash

Adobe Flash is the industry-standard application for creating animation and playing video on Web sites. It is fairly easy to learn when you are first getting started but has many powerful features that enable advanced developers to create full Web sites, interactive games, or almost anything else they need.

Flash was originally developed under the name FutureSplash. At the time, it was a simple tool for creating animation. Macromedia purchased it in 1997 and changed the name to Flash. Flash was the primary motivation for Adobe to purchase Macromedia in late 2006.

The Flash Platform

Today, Adobe markets a series of products under the Flash Platform. All of these products can work together to develop ...

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