New PDF release: Advanced ActionScript 3 with Design Patterns

By Joey Lott

Ultra-modern ActionScript-based purposes require more and more refined architectures and code. This booklet aids intermediate and complicated ActionScript builders in studying how you can plan and construct functions extra successfully. you are going to tips on how to follow layout styles as ideas to universal programming situations. past a reference, complicated ActionScript with layout styles is a realistic advisor whole with pattern mini-applications illustrating each one layout trend. The accompanying CD features a trial model of Flash eight besides the entire lesson records had to paintings with the textual content.

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If you make the following change to SimpleConverter you'll see that one of the tests fails. PI; } public function convertToDegrees(radians:Number):Number { return 0; } } } Note that since convertToDegrees() always returns 0 the testConvertPIToDegrees test will fail. Since the specific test fails you immediately know where the error is occurring, and you can fix the bug. Part I: Successful Projects 33 34 Part I: Successful Projects Another thing that can be useful when creating test cases is to add a static method to each TestCase subclass that returns a TestSuite of all the tests for that class.

The Model The model is the element that stores the data that is used in the MVC triad. The model can be as simple as storing one primitive value such as a string, yet it can also store extremely complex structures of data. The 46 Part II: Patterns Part II: Patterns 47 defining aspects of the model are that it acts as a storehouse for data and that it exists independently of the view and the controller. The model should never have a reference to the view or the controller. This is absolutely essential to the functioning of the MVC pattern because the model's independence is what creates the flexibility in the MVC pattern.

Properties are used by a class to store its state, and good encapsulation dictates that an 36 Part I: Successful Projects Part I: Successful Projects 37 instance of a class should always be responsible for managing its own state. As such, the only public interface that most classes define is comprised of methods. Looking at a class from the outside, you could describe it by its public methods and their signatures. In fact, you could even say that two classes look identical from the outside if they have the same method names and method signatures.

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