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Lesson 19. Testing and Debugging > Eliminating Bugs Before They Hatch

Eliminating Bugs Before They Hatch

Writing code is not something you want to do while half asleep. As you've probably experienced, Flash is unforgiving when it interprets the script you add to a project. Seemingly tiny errors such as a faulty line of script or even a misspelled word can have a damaging domino effect on the rest of the code in your project. These minor problems are experienced by scripters of all skill levels. Most problems can usually be solved by a tap on the Backspace key. But if errors are hidden deep inside your code, you'll find yourself staring at it for hours, pulling out your hair, and yelling at your dog (maybe even pulling out your dog's hair if things get really out of control). Sometimes the simplest problem can be the largest contributor to a stressful development cycle.

One of the best ways to avoid many problems is to be aware of what they are. The following list shows some of the more common mistakes that all scripters make:


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