A new addition to the OpenSocial family - the ActionScript3 client library!

Monday, June 29, 2009 at 9:26:00 AM

The current generation of social applications has become increasingly interesting and attractive, with many apps sporting fancy animation effects and complex user interactions. One exciting result of this trend is the growing number of ActionScript developers in the community.

To support the development of OpenSocial apps using ActionScript, we are happy to introduce a new client library which exposes almost all of the OpenSocial v0.8 JavaScript APIs in native ActionScript 3 for Flash and Flex gadget developers. The library provides an event-driven development model that is prevalent in the ActionScript community, a FlexUnit-based testing framework, and samples for both Flash and Flex environments. We hope the library will ease the learning curve for ActionScript developers and shorten the development cycle. To check out the code, point your browsers to the Source tab linked from the ActionScript Client Library project page.

This library is completely open sourced under the Apache 2.0 license, and contributions are not only welcomed, but encouraged. In addition to a wiki page explaining the patch submission process, this project hosts an issue tracker which will be populated with known issues and requested enhancements. This tracker is the best place to start if you're interested in contributing to the project. Please use the tracker to report any new bugs or incompatibilities you find, or to request new features. You can also 'star' feature requests reported by other developers if they are significant to your own development. This will help us prioritize which bugs or features to work on next. Also, you are welcome to join the client library discussion forum and post your questions and feedback. We look forward to seeing you there!

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