I have high hopes for this section.
Here is some info on HaXe a sort of newbie to newbie intro for people who have not heard of Haxe or want to know more.
In actionscript terms it looks fairly similar, but there are not different flavours like actionscript that change every year, haXe is a mature opensource language with tomorrows features, you just publish to the player you need ( 6 to 10 ) changing the platform specific classes (also can compile to as3 code to keep the boss happy!).
Here is some haxe/flash related links to explore
Generally you can code in textmate/e-texteditor with a haxe bundle, or FlashDevelop, and there are Eclipse plugins etc...
Some flash tutorials and examples
(xpath currently needed for sandy)
Most general haxe libaries can be found at
and typically can be installed really easily via command line
I would highly recommend the book on haxe
"Professional haXe and Neko"