Today marks my 10 year anniversary as a Flash Developer.

It's hard to believe how much has happened since I moved to London in January 1999. I took a job building Flash websites for database developer ProSys. Funnily enough you can still see the web site I built for them. Other than removing the news section, it hasn't changed.

I'd built websites before but had never used Flash. To be fair not many people had back then, but it looked like fun; which as I've mentioned before is my Achilles heel! ProSys were very keen to innovate but there's only so much you could do with Flash 3; Actionscript was still a few years away. We did find though that you could get javascript and VBscript to talk to Flash via FSCommand and use that to set the frame of a MovieClip. Naturally I built a clock.

The most rewarding part of the journey has been the wonderful people I've met through the Flash community. Jensa and Marc, John and Pete, Seb, Aral and Tom, Simon, Chee and Ant. The list is a long and happy one. Thank you all for 10 years of innovation, inspiration and fun!