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Joey Lott is the author of several O'Reilly books on Macromedia technology, including Flash 8 Cookbook, Programming Flash Communication Server, and the ActionScript Cookbook. He is also the author of Flash 8 ActionScript Bible (Wiley) and Advanced ActionScript with Design Patterns (Adobe Press, October 2006). Joey has been teaching Flash and ActionScript since 1999. His professional experience in the Internet industry includes co-founding RightSpring, Inc., as well as consulting for YourMobile/Premium Wireless Services (J2EE B2C application) and Ads.com (leading the development of a J2EE B2B application).
Darron Schall is an independent consultant specializing in the Flash Platform, with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Lehigh University. He has been using ActionScript since the early days and is a prominent voice in the Flash and Flex communities. He is actively involved in the Open Source Flash movement with projects ranging from software development tools to a Commodore 64 emulator. Darron has spoken at various conferences about ActionScript, and has contributed to books and magazines. You can find his Flash Platform related weblog at http://www.darronschall.com.
Keith Peters is a Flash developer in the Boston area. He has been working with Flash since 1999 and is currently a Senior Flash Developer at Brightcove (http://www.brightcove.com). Keith has been a contributing author to nine other books on Flash and ActionScript. His personal website, http://www.bit-101.com, features an active blog, over 700 open source Flash experiments, and lots of other random Flash-related stuff.
I am new to Flash and AS3 but I have been programming for decades. This book is super useful if you know how to program and all you need is some insight and a few solid examples in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by B Klemz
I had a lot of helpful recipes. Too bad flash is dead. This book helped me with a bunch of thingsPublished 7 months ago by Ulises Bocchio
A great book to have for the person wanting to create a game and programming is a must. Filled with great info and tips.Published 8 months ago by Silver Pen
Any of the O'Reily Cookbook series as a great insight to the item covered. It gives examples and descriptions of the process involved. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Keith
The ideal reader of ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook is an intermediate user who either has a good understanding of ActionScript 2 or who has some experience with ActionScript 3. Read morePublished on June 23, 2009 by J Fairlight
The topics covered are very limited compared to the basic needs and scope of actionscript and the coverage of each topic is too limited and redundant. Read morePublished on December 14, 2008 by Luis M. Serrano
It *appears* that the authors know their material, and there's a lot of useful stuff covered.
Unfortunately the book is so full of errors that when encountering a... Read more
It's me first AS 3.0 book.
This is a good book. Easy to read and learn action script 3.0.
Have examples good and clear for all of the topics.
I like it. Read more
very simple recipes. for any intermediate to advanced programmer this book is not recommended.Published on July 8, 2008 by K. Hetman