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Macromedia Flash delivers sound, interactivity, graphics, and animations across multiple browsers and platforms. It enables developers to create interactive interfaces and distinctive Web applications. ActionScript is the behind-the-scenes programming language that offers greater control and functionality in Flash programming.
Sams Teach Yourself Flash ActionScript in 24 Hours offers a clearly written, well organized introduction to programming Flash with ActionScript. The reader will be taught basic programming techniques while creating their own interactive Flash movies.
Gary Rosenzweig started programming in the early '80s on TRS-80 and Apple computers. After getting a degree in computer science from Drexel University, he started using the Flash-like tools Hypercard and Macromedia Director to create multimedia applications.
After getting a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rosenzweig began to work with Macromedia Director professionally and eventually wrote six books about Director. His most recent is Special Edition Using Director 8.5 from Que publishing.
In 1995, Rosenzweig started CleverMedia, a game development company that specializes in Shockwave games. CleverMedia now has four game sites, including http://clevermedia.com/ and http://flasharcade.com/. The latter is a site composed completely of Flash games, some dating back to Flash 2.
Rosenzweig also speaks at Macromedia User Conferences, the Game Developers Conference, and other events. In his spare time, he reads a lot of classic science fiction, watches independent films, and listens to alternative rock music. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Debby; dog, Natasha; and daughter, Lucy. You can find out more and contact him through his Web site http://www.garyrosenzweig.com/.
This book has been a great reference to have on the shelf. It's helped me out more times than I can count.Published 15 months ago by Kevin P. Mcgovern
I bought this book 3 months ago and after reading it and playing along with the programming, I found myself very confused about simple things that I learned in the first chapter of... Read morePublished on January 23, 2006 by Flash Enthusiast
Buy it. Its great if you want to read it from start to finish or just if you need to look up information. Great for people who never did actionscript.Published on November 30, 2005 by Emile E. Hassell
I tried 2 other books on ActionScript; with GR's, I finally understand the essential basics to progressively advance with confidence and assurance; and that, without the... Read morePublished on August 15, 2005 by Bruno Lazzari
Excellent tutorial, very straightforward!
The only drawback was that a cd was not included with the book. Read more
not completely MX-ified... quite a few coding errors found throughout this book.Published on November 23, 2002
I have to say that I have been researching Flash MX Actionscript books for awhile now, and Gary's book is BY FAR the BEST!! Read morePublished on November 9, 2002 by dzinr38
this book is the only book that you will ever need to read about actionscript--ever. it simply leaves all the other titles in the dust. Read morePublished on September 16, 2002