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ptone
acdha
krisse2
stephen_mcd
bob
MarkofCain
streetcleaner
richleland
vvarp
mjhagen
Bryan
sbaydoun
gg
cpharmston
gabrielrios
sbastn
rizumu
karlstolley
alecperkins
apostolos
NX172
nullomodo
pedrovalente
CerealBoy
seanbrant
Swizec
newmaniese
collypops
metavida
ch0llima
MechanisM
CrociDB
bkmontgomery
xurizaemon
madewulf
rragan
ericflo
barneyboo
robhudson
Rgoodermote
gnubardt
dan
sdhamilton
vitaliyf
andyrak
twhitton
ptone - 4 years
acdha - 19 years
krisse2 - 19 years
stephen_mcd - 8 years
bob - 19 years
MarkofCain - 18 years
streetcleaner - 2 years
richleland - 18 years
vvarp - 18 years
mjhagen - 17 years
Bryan - 1 years
sbaydoun - 6 years
gg - 5 years
cpharmston - 5 years
gabrielrios - 3 years
sbastn - 3 years
rizumu - 4 years
karlstolley - 4 years
alecperkins - 5 years
apostolos - 3 years
NX172 - 14 years
nullomodo - 14 years
pedrovalente - 4 years
CerealBoy - 2 years
seanbrant - 4 years
Swizec - 2 years
newmaniese - 13 years
collypops - 1 years
metavida - 1 years
ch0llima - 1 years
MechanisM - 11 years
CrociDB - 11 years
bkmontgomery - 2 years
xurizaemon - 2 years
madewulf - 1 years
rragan - 10 years
ericflo - 10 years
barneyboo - 1 years
robhudson - 1 years
Rgoodermote - 10 years
gnubardt - 9 years
dan - 9 years
sdhamilton - 9 years
vitaliyf - 9 years
andyrak - 8 years
twhitton - 8 years
1999–2006
Wrote a handful of small games, was great until Adobe tried to turned it into Java
1999–2002
Was a quite capable language, but other bugs in the Flash runtime at the time drove me crazy
1999–
1999–
1999–
AS3: a few neat ideas crushed to death under a mountain of crappy Adobe frameworks, an unusable debugger and 1990s-era IDE.
2000–
2000–2001
2000–
2000–
2001
I tried. I failed.
2001–
2002–2006
Got out of Flash around the time AS3 surfaced.
2002–2004
Write some ugly stuff
2002–2007
Enjoyed this language very much.. I built wonderful Flash games and websites.
2002–2006
2003–2005
I loved how I could some animation with it in Flash. Oh colors and shapes!! It got me closer to my QBasic days...
2003–2006
I was inspired by the work of Joshua Davis and I really enjoyed the combination of Actionscript/Flash for some time. I tried learning OOP via actionscript but that didn't go very well.
2003–2007
2003–2006
2004–2007
2004–2006
2004–
2004–
2005–
Once was extremely powerful and useful. Now is a major hassle and hardly ever necessary. Adobe really messed it up.
2005–2008
2005–2006
Read a little, got bored, stopped.
2005–2006
2006
Wrote an animated menu for a Flash presentation. Before I hated Flash.
2006
I took one Flash design class in college. It was fun, but not my cup of tea.
2007–2008
2007
University assignment in Flash... long time ago, not missing it.
2007–
2007–
2008
Fun, especially when working with good graphic artists providing all the photoshop/illustrator work... I wrote a Dutch learning course for 12 years old with this.
2008–
2008–
2008
Briefly encountered for uni project. Found the entire Flash environment to be absolutely hideous. Ew.
2008–2009
Had to keep head down and eyes off the awful UI in order to get the job done. Like waking up with a hangover and Javascript's ugly cousin.
2008
Wrote an Actionscript/Flex charting app that spoke to an XML backend. It seemed more painful than it needed to be and documentation was horrible.
2008–
2009–
Flex
2009–
Unfortunately we used version 2, another University assignment. Flash ... shudder.
2009–
2009–
2010–
I just started learning AS for the explicit purpose of writing Flash games. It's great for compiling directly to a SWF file. It's not so great otherwise.
2010–
WHEN I WORKED WITH IT, IT WAS NEARLY 100% IDENTICAL TO JAVASCRIPT.
I've worked with it for a week or so. It's almost identical to JavaScript in practice.

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