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Build rich Internet applications and more

ActionScript has matured into a full-fledged, object-oriented programming language for creating cutting-edge Web applications, and this comprehensive book is just what you need to succeed. If you want to addinteractivity to Flash, build Flex applications, or work with animation — it's all here, and more. Packed with clear instruction, step-by-step tutorials, and advanced techniques, this book is your go-to guide to unlock the power of this amazing language.

  • Learn the basics: expressions, variables, functions, and more
  • Apply object-oriented programming and principles to structure reusable, dependable code

  • Master common data structures such as Strings, Arrays, and Objects

  • Work with XML using the new E4X extensions

  • Take control of the powerful new event model to write interactive software

  • Discover new display types such as Shape and Sprite

  • Add sound, video, animation, and effects

  • Debug, handle errors, and make your applications fault-tolerant

  • Read, write, and store data in binary format

About the Author

Roger Braunstein is the Director of Technology at Your Majesty. He is an ActionScript veteran, multidisciplinary programmer, and author of a short book on Flex 2. He has done a wide variety of projects for clients large and small, as a leader, developer, and animator.

Mims H. Wright is a senior Flash and Flex developer based in Brooklyn, NY. In his eight years of Flash experience he has worked on projects from video games to applications on and off the Web.

Joshua J. Noble has worked with Flash and Flex among other technologies for various companies and clients over the past five years. He has worked on projects ranging from video applications and editors to enterprise business applications.

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Product Details

  • Series: Bible (Book 433)
  • Paperback: 792 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (October 29, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470135603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470135600
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.6 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,160,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Rhys Tague on November 17, 2007
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This is a fantastic book on AS3. If you are doing any type of major AS3 development then this books is a gem. It goes through the basics of variable declaration to classes and how the AS3 Environment uses them build RIA and flash content.
I also bought Essential ActionScript 3.0 (Essential) with this one to make sure that I get two explanations on each element of the language. When comparing both of them, The bible is good in some areas of explanation and the Essentials is vice versa.
Overall if you are going to be working with the AS3 language this is a impressive book to have in your arsenal for understanding and implementation of the language.
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The ActionScript 2.0 Bible, in my opinion, was indispensable; so I figured that this book, too, would be of considerable value in the migration from AS2 to AS3. I was disappointed by the examples, which were often fragmented or incomplete, and by the general organization of each chapter. Rarely were methods and properties for featured classes listed entirely in one location; this made quick reference difficult. Because there are many significant differences between AS2 and AS3, this book would benefit from more explicit and practical, as opposed to hypothetical and conceptual, examples (especially in the Class chapters). That said, I am now up and running in 3.0; but I often found myself working through the help files in the CS3 software to try to figure out how to implement the instructions in the book. As a teacher, and presently student, of technology, I would suggest comparing a few texts before buying this one. It's definitely not a waste of money if you have prior AS experience, but you may find a better value elsewhere.
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As someone new to Flash but not new to programming, I've found this book to be comprehensive and easy to understand. The explanations were clear and friendly. The working demos of the example code available via the accompanying website are a great bonus.

This book also does a great job of catering to complete beginners to programming, even covering the basics of OOP.

I also enjoyed some of the fun examples, such as the seagull circus with the mutant three-legged seagull.
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Not just a bible, but also a grimoire. The 3.0 guide is a complete revision and rewrite from the previous edition. These kinds of books always seem so daunting and unapproachable, but I was happy to find that this new version easy to read and easy to learn from. It's not only up-to-date but it is hip to current trends in the community, and for that it is doubly useful.
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A book like this has to balance between educating people new to ActionScript (like myself) and informing old users about new features. It also has to balance between providing examples that coherently introduce subsystems like Flash Text, and providing a reference that stays useful long after you are familiar with each of the topics. So far the AS3 bible balances all of those very well. The authors have done an excellent job at crafting examples that match the general tasks most developers are likely to have, but also demonstrate each of the topics fairly deeply.
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I used this book extensively while learning Flash CS3 and CS4. I did not do much designing, mostly coding. I found this book to be exceptionally helpful as a developer with no background in any of the ECMA family script languages. I continued to use the book regularly over a period of two years and usually found it to be a great refresher or knowledge extender of the topic I needed that day. I highly recommend it. Although it is extensive, don't expect the book contain literally everything. It doesn't go into depth on the components (as I had wished) and one or two other times I came up empty, but I still don't think that demotes it to 4 stars. I found it to be the best laid out of all the ActionScript books I reviewed (and it pairs well with Moock). It is definitely my go-to-first book for ActionScript. If you are an absolute guru, maybe you don't need it (or any other book), otherwise get it and start reading and developing!
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First off, I'm a newbie programmer and I'm new to Flash. I come from a design/art background and I've been looking for weeks for a proper course/book that would not only teach me Actionscript, but also help me understand Object Oriented Programming (OOP).

This book has done EXACTLY that. I've been debating for few days whether I should even get this book or not -- the bad reviews made me doubt the book -- but after scanning through the Table of Contents, I felt I should give it a chance.

I'm very glad that I did.

Not only does this book actually EXPLAIN Object Oriented Programming, but it also explains various jargons used in OOP in plain english -- this is something other "AS3 Beginner" courses did not pay much attention to, and it made learning the basics frustrating.

This book has given me a fundamental understanding of OOP, and AS3. After reading this book, you'll be ready to move on to the more intermediate stuff.

My only wish is that this book gets made into a video course. I'd be the first in line to buy it, even though I'm much more familiar with AS3 now.

So don't get intimidated by the bad reviews if you're new to programming, and wanna try learning something cool like AS3. The experiences of the bad reviewers has nothing to do with you, and frankly, after re-reading those reviews, I can honestly say they hold no merit. Just an opinion.

Good luck and Happy Programming.
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