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Rich Shupe has been designing and developing with Flash since it was called FutureSplash, and has been teaching ActionScript programming to all levels of students since ActionScript became available.He founded his own training and development company, FMA, in 1995, and has been its president and technical director ever since. He is a recognized authority on several technologies, including Flash, Director and QuickTime. In addition to his production experience, Rich has been teaching professionally for 10 years, and is a full-time faculty member at New York's School of Visual Arts' Computer Art Dept. in both the Bachelors and Masters programs. He has also taught or lectured internationally for such organizations as London's Royal Academy of Art, Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry, New York University, and United Digital Artists, as well as trade shows such as MacWorld, QuickTime Live, FlashForward, Macromedia DevCon, and more. In a previous life, he worked with rock band/performance-art pioneers The Residents.
Zevan Rosser is a freelance designer/programmer/consultant and computer artist. He teaches ActionScript and Flash animation at New York's School of Visual Arts and FMA. When he's not working on commercial projects he works on his personal site, http://www.shapevent.com.
It is easy to follow and steps you through the language in a very logical and easy to read and understand way.
All in all, I would highly recommend Learning ActionScript 3 as a great companion book for anyone looking to get started programming with ActionScript 3.
And as long as I'm ranting (I just threw the book down to come and write this), the authors often put unnecessary lines into the code.
I was new to actionscript (though have decades experience in similar languages) and found this book frustratingly vague. Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. Netzley
The book itself helped me get a decent grasp on actionscript, actually better than the college book I used. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mathew T Gagnon
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This book arrived very quickly and in excellent condition! I have read the first four chapters already and I don't know what the people who gave this book a bad review are talking... Read morePublished on December 22, 2011 by R. Stone
This book did an excellent job on getting me started with AS3.0. I would recommend this book to AS beginners and to 3.0 cross overs. Read morePublished on September 11, 2011 by W. James
Learn actionscript 3.0 was a blessing to me and my flash classes. I need to learn this language for one of my classes in my senior year in high school and my I say it's a great and... Read morePublished on September 6, 2011 by Chevon Phillip
I'll start by saying that I had already had a year of ActionScript 3.0 course before starting this book. So reading this was just a refresher for me. Read morePublished on September 4, 2011 by Fre
I recently finished reading the book. It's definitely not a book for beginners, despite the book's sub-heading of being a "Beginner's Guide. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by Gromster Graphics