Learning ActionScript 3.0, 2nd Edition
A Beginner's Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: October 2010
Pages: 456

If you're new to ActionScript 3.0, or want to enhance your skill set, this bestselling book is the ideal guide. Designers, developers, and programmers alike will find Learning ActionScript 3.0 invaluable for navigating ActionScript 3.0's learning curve. You'll learn the language by getting a clear look at essential topics such as logic, event handling, displaying content, classes, and much more.

Updated for Flash Professional CS5, this revised and expanded edition delivers hands-on exercises and full-color code samples to help you increase your abilities as you progress through the book. Topics are introduced with basic syntax and class-based examples, so you can set your own pace for learning object-oriented programming.

  • Harness the power and performance of ActionScript 3.0
  • Control sound and video, including new access to microphone data
  • Create art with code by drawing vectors and pixels at runtime
  • Manipulate text with unprecedented typographic control
  • Animate graphics, create particle systems, and apply simple physics
  • Avoid common coding mistakes and reuse code for improved productivity
  • Load SWF, image, text, HTML, CSS, and XML file formats, and more
Authors Rich Shupe and Zevan Rosser draw on their experience as Flash developers and instructors to give you a solid ActionScript foundation, revealing ways you can use code for practical, everyday projects.
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Great learning tool

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This book provided more information than expected and offered many generous examples for future creative designs and applications. A great learning tool for the serious and good reference and tutorial for the less serious.

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Great for anyone that is new to AS3!

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    Comments about oreilly Learning ActionScript 3.0, 2nd Edition:

    I'm an graphic artist by trade and had never written a piece of code in my life. This book does a great job of onboarding you to the concepts of AS3, and then follows through with clear step-by-step examples on a wide variety of topics. It is very well organized and easy to follow. I'm nearly finished working through the entire book and it has changed the way I work with Flash forever. If you're new to AS3, I highly recommend this book! One request though, please publish an intermediate version with even more topics relevant to gaming!

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