For years, I had assumed that ActionScript was a language that occupied a small and not very interesting programming niche. It was the scripting language of Macromedia/Adobe Flash graphics. It was, in short, the thing responsible for making all those irritating animated advertisements fly around over web pages when I’m trying to read them.
Now my view of ActionScript has changed - radically. ActionScript is no longer merely a language for ‘scripting’ animated graphics - (...)