I guess it’s something like official? I’m a Flash developer now. Kind of.
At least, I spent all day writing ActionScript today. It looks and feels like a slightly wonky version of Java. What did I accomplish? I have a simple application that reads in a bunch of XML data, parses the heck out of it, and functions as a rudimentary search engine (via an XPath API class). It’s really quite ugly, but the point of this exercise is the functionality, not the prettiness or efficiency.
Give me a few more weeks before I start playing around with stuff pretty enough to show off.