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Learning Techniques

Posted: 27 Oct 2011, 17:30
by leopard780

I've been trying to 'learn' Smartfox for about a week now.
I have memorized the simpleConnect's coding and know what it all does, but I don't see how it can help me.
Should i learn basic AS2 first, or should I just study all of the examples and teach myself?
NOTE: I have read the docs about 12 times. :P

Posted: 27 Oct 2011, 23:10
by BigFIsh
There's no prefect way to 'learn' something. Everyone have their own best method of learning.

However, I'll share with you what I've done in the past.

When I started using SmartFoxServer, I had no knowledge of Actionscript. I did a lot of reading to start with. But the best way to get these knowledge in your head is to put into practice what you have read. Then you'll go, ahhh - so that's how it works.

Then once you learnt the basic of AS, do the tutorials provided in the docs. Modify them in any way you want. Simpify everything, so you can understand. Don't start with advanced examples. Start with the easy examples and work your way up. I spent about 1 month studying the examples.

I would also suggest starting with AS3 instead of AS2. AS2 is soo obsolete. AS3 in fact will save you time long term when it comes to expanding on your code. AS3 uses OOP approach (Object Oriented Programming). and is also a great place for flash tutorials.

Enjoy! 8)

Posted: 28 Oct 2011, 08:23
by leopard780
Okay, thanks so much! :) I will start with Flash Kit and take a look at some of their tutorials. ;)