Restarting an AIR application

For reasons too complicated and secret to go into here I’m writing an Adobe AIR application that needs to restart itself occasionally. I didn’t find any clear documents describing how to do this but after some reverse engineering and experimentation, here’s what I came up with. The air.swf movie that’s used by web pages to …

Three Months of ActionScript

I’ve been working largely in ActionScript 3 for the past three months. After spending four years working primarily in JavaScript I didn’t expect to encounter too many problems with her cousin. That expectation was pretty well borne out. I was particularly excited at the chance to play with ActionScript’s optional strict typing since that has …