Timers vs Enter Frame

I was working on a project not too long ago where the original developer was using Timers to time his animations and events firing. It resulted in a pretty horrific view when the app was run on a slower computer. All timings were off, events were not fired, or fired late, even, in some cases, in advance. I did a little bit of research and found this article: http://www.bit-101.com/blog/?p=910.

In this article, Keith Peters demonstrate that there is a misconception with the Timer theory of “a millisecond is a millisecond”. A lot of people rely on this theory to justify the use of Timers at the base of their applications.

Enjoy!

2 Comments

  1. link says:

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  2. Josiah says:

    Any idea if Wade mentioned if AMFEXT will be reqriued? I know a buddy who uses CakePHP a lot is pretty upset that the new CakeAMF requires AMFEXT and that limits it usage on projects w/ clients who can’t afford a VPS that allows custom PHP installs.

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