Now that some of the Flash Catalyst hype has died down some, this demo is sure to get some of its potential fans pretty excited all over again. Here is Kevin Lynch’s Keynote from the Web 2.0 conference where he shows how to build a full application using Illustrator, Flash Catalyst, Flex Builder, Flex and the Facebook ActionScript 3 API.
With all the recent developments with 3rd party libraries being supported in AS3, I am still shocked to see people still asking the question “Why ActionScript 3.0?”. I simply do not get it as AS3 presents so many more cons than pros.
It is almost as if ActionScript 3.0 is the monster in the closet that some people would rather just avoid then confront. For those who have migrated over, we have found out that it is not the infamous monster in the closet. Instead, it turned out to be a hanging sweater casting a monstrous shadow.
For those still asking themselves the question of “Why ActionScript 3.0?”, check out this parody video on the topic. Cracks me up every time!
In this video, Daniel Dura shows you how to use Flex Builder to develop your first Flash application on the Facebook Platform using the ActionScript 3.0 Client Library for Facebook Platform API. The video is about 12 minutes long and if you’ve got the time you should definitely check it out.