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AdvancED ActionScript 3.0: Design Patterns by Ben Smith

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Object-Oriented Programming

Object-oriented programming (OOP) is the practice of creating a software architecture that enables flexibility through modular design. A programmer who is object-oriented isn't necessarily one who is a more advanced coder, but one who chooses to be a more strategic coder, and who adheres to the principles of OOP. OOP isn't a language; it's the practice of architecting and the thought process behind it that leads to applications and languages being object-oriented, such as ActionScript (AS) 3.0.

AS 3.0 was built as an object-oriented language to mirror the mental model of a programmer who knows the ...

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