In this article, Lee Brimelow hopes to dispel some of the misconceptions that have been placed upon ActionScript 3.0 and why he believes you should use ActionScript 3.0 exclusively in your Flash projects.
Listed below are what Lee considers to be the primary benefits of learning to use ActionScript 3.0.
1. Your skills will be in high demand
All major Flash work is now exclusively being built in ActionScript 3.0.
2. Everything you build will be faster
If you want your project to look and perform at its best, moving to ActionScript 3.0 is the ultimate way to achieve this goal.
3. There’s an abundance of new APIs
When you use ActionScript 3.0, your Flash toolbox is not only much fuller, it is also better organized.
4. The display list rocks
The new display list in ActionScript 3.0 is a straightforward mechanism that handles how visual assets are rendered in your movie. Once you start using it, you’ll wonder how you ever developed a project without it.
5. The object-oriented structure is better
The new features in ActionScript 3.0 make your code more modular, readable and extendable.
6. It’s more enjoyable to work with ActionScript 3.0
ActionScript 3.0 does take a bit of getting used to, but the rewards are well worth the effort.
If this article doesn’t get you all hyped to begin switching over to ActionScript 3.0, then I am not sure what will. Overall, there’s not much you can lose by switching over, it’s what you’ll gain by making the plunge.