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12. Flash Remoting Best Practices > 12.7. OOP or Not OOP

OOP or Not OOP

There are at least two different approaches to programming in ActionScript 1.0: object-oriented programming and procedural programming. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. You could add a third group of programmers as well: those who program procedurally and use OOP concepts in their applications. This section will show some ways of doing things with Flash Remoting using these approaches.

Procedural Programming

Procedural programming, also known as top-down programming, uses techniques that have been around since the beginning of computer programming. With procedural programming, you write code from beginning to end and call functions when they’re needed. Assembly language is an example of procedural programming. There is nothing inherently wrong with procedural programming, yet it has fallen out of favor with the advent of OOP.


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