This content has been marked as final. Show 4 replies
When you say references other flash files are you referring to class files or other swf files?
Do NOT reverse engineer anything but your own work. Man, learn from books, online tutorials or visit seminars, whatever. Don't ever touch other peoples work. There isn't a valid reason on the globe to reverse engineer other peoples work, including the lame excuse that you just want to learn from it. If the people that wrote the swf wanted you to learn from it, they probably would have published a tutorial themselves. If you want to become a good developer, start by following some basic rules. Respect other developers and don't touch their work. Not ever.
i would highly recommend reverse engineering websites just so long as you respect there work, do not publish any of it to the public and perhaps ask the author first. Reverse engineering is how i know as much i know and any work i release is avalible to anyone who needs, get a little, give a little. Just return the favour to those who need it and in my eyes that is fine. (Oh and if they specifically ask you not to, DONT)
>>and perhaps ask the author first.
Perhaps? I really don't get this mentality. If people want to share things they usually go open source. If they don't, well, you can count on it that they don't want you to reverse engineer their stuff. Usually it has taken a lot of effort to create something that stands out, and there is a client to consider who paid the bill for the development. Just by reverse engineering software you become a common thief. And ultimately you end up using the things you've learned from the stuff you stole. Man, I really disgust this.