Sunday, August 26, 2012

Knowledge Level Up!

I attended another class on AS3 today, and I can't even begin to show my excitement about all the wonderful things that I have learned.

Let me start by giving a little background about me.  I haven't done any kind of real programming (I don't count Access and Excel as real programming) for almost 20 years.  At that time, I was doing most of my work in C.  Let me be clear, that is C, not C++ or C# (They didn't really exist back then).  Before that my programming experience was in Basic and LOGO.  None of these programming languages were OOP (LOGO was close, but not really the same thing).  With this in mind, my approach to AS3 has been a little backwards.  I've been creating classes, and communicating between them, but I never really utilized the mechanics that make an OOP worth learning.

Today's class focused elusively on what an OOP is, and how to make programs written in AS3 use the power that this style of language makes available.  It was a really fun and really educational experience.  I would highly recommend any similar classes available to any of my readers.  If you happen to be in the Sacramento area, check out the Meetup and the upcoming events.  It is a great community, and even my short time with them has offered me resources that I could not put a price on. 

Of course, I know that a lot of my readers are eager to hear about the progress of my next game, Oswald's Chocolate Factory.  It's been slow moving these past couple of weeks.  My work away from my games has, and my time at home has kind of been taken up with keep up the home.  I should have some new screenshots sometime next week, and I'm hoping to have a preview video sometime the week after that.

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