Chapter 10

Performance Tuning

There is an industry perception that Flash technology is slow. This has been reinforced by negative statements in the media, such as Apple CEO Steve Jobs's “Thoughts on Flash,”1 where he stated that “Flash has not performed well on mobile devices.”

While it is possible to write slow-performing applications in Flash or any other mobile technology, with the right tools and techniques you can also create fast, responsive applications. Just like native applications, Flash technology lets you take advantage of hardware-accelerated video playback and GPU-accelerated rendering. Proper use of these techniques can significantly speed up your application's performance and reduce the drain on the battery.

It is also very ...

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