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Chapter 19. Debugging and Testing > Debugging in Flash MX 2004

Debugging in Flash MX 2004

You can't avoid using ActionScript when it comes to using Flash MX 2004 with dynamic sites. When you start using code, you will inevitably make mistakes and have to debug the script to isolate them. Debugging, regardless of the application, requires patience, doggedness, and meticulous attention to detail.

The biggest mistake you can make is to have the people testing the movie report bugs to you in a vague manner. A report along the lines of, “I was using the movie, and after 19 minutes, the screen froze,” is totally useless. Take a page from the software manufacturers and document the bugs. This usually takes the form of a step-by-step procedure to replicate the bug. A typical report would be:


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