Thanks for that explanation. That does indeed put things into perspective. I was actually looking to learn it for personal reasons, as development isnt actually my career. I am a UNIX Admin, and Technical Specialist. Web Development is just something I do on the side, that I have a very strong passion for. In fact I love web development, and graphic design more than I love my own job. So maybe sometime in life I may go back to school, and get a job in development/programming.
As for ActionScript possibly going down in interest, and losing job status, because of Steve Jobs stating what he believes is "in" and what "isnt". I think that is sad if that is true, but that shows how much one man can influence a whole industry.
I dont know, maybe ActionScript may not be the correct choice. I am glad I decieded to ask this question, its always nice to have another perspective.
Yeah as of 2012, HTML5, CSS3, and JS is definitely the trend, and unlocks some unlimited possibilities. But this is the industry were in. I remember reading some articles of interviews of Microsoft representatives back in the 90's. They stated that they "would much rather hire a new 18 year old, than they would hire a 40 year old, who knows 10-20 different programming languages". and the reason being is the Industry changes at the speed of light. Its better to learn the new, than try to implement the old. Or (its easier to teach a new dog new tricks, than teach an old dog new tricks.)
But yeah I have a pretty decent knowledge of HTML5, JS, and Canvas. Which is why I want to learn something new...
I am liking "Opa" programming language. Its a JS framework with a whole new syntax. You can create your webpages, databases, server side, and client side scripting all in one. It runs on Node.js and MongoDB. It seems like something that may catch on. So its interesting.
Since I would like to develop AIR applications, with FLEX, I think ActionScript is essential isnt it?
Also would anyone still be willing to explain some things you can do in ActionScript in regards to Web Development, that makes it stand out from anything else?
Thank you two for chiming in. I really greatly appreciate it. It really puts things in perspective, and may save me a whole waste of time.
Take care everyone.