Introduction — Understanding Macromedia Flash 8 ActionScript 2

Programming Isn't Just for Programmers Anymore

There was a time when programmers wrote code and creatives produced assets and the line between the two disciplines was clear. Well, not really — not in the world of interactive application development, anyway. In this arena, programmers have always had something to say about the design of the applications they code, and designers have always leveraged their technical knowledge to ensure that their designs are supported by appropriate functionality. As the interactive industry matures, more and more products require high-end multimedia development. Obvious examples include video games, DVDs, media Web sites, and even appliances, like ...

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