Just to get these out of the way, here are a few of my favorites:
Essential Actionscript 3.0
Essential Actionscript 2.0
...essential reference books for any flash programmers library...LOVE these and use them all the time...
Foundation ActionScript Animation: Making Things Move!
Foundation Actionscript 3.0 Animation: Making Things Move!
both by Keith Peters
...great explanation of the scripts used and highlights the fundamentals of how the scripts are written. The biggest difference in the two is that the second gets into classes and functions much more while the first one just focuses on the basic scripts
any Recommendations for a good ACTIONSCRIPT 3 book ??
I just would like some opinion on purchasing a good actionscript 3 book ... preferably some that has many hands on exercises ... a book full of good scripts to use for non-pro actionscripters ... I am good with the rest of FLASH, just want to brush up my actionscripting 3 ... Thanks
Merry X-Mas to you too. Regarding the books, well, you could go for AS 3.0 Bible, Essential AS 3.0, Making things move - Animation, OOP. Simply surf www.amazon.com with the keyword: "actionscript 3.0" and you'll get everything you need.
I have keith's making things move book for as3 and it's been very good. I had the original Essential Actionscript 2.0 by Colin Moock. I loved that book but I've been hesitant to pick up Essential Actionscript 3.0 because of some not so kind reviews of people comparing the two on Amazon. Comments?
I have the same question about design patterns. This is something I know a little about but that I really want to take the next step in. Again I've looked on Amazon and multiple books have great recommendations but at the same time have comments from seemingly hardcore programmers that say stay away.
Hi, I just posted a "Quick Reply" which I think was a mistake since I don't see my post here. Sorry but I am new here.
Anyway, my situation is this: I am learning flash CS3 and will be needing to do some ActionScript for an upcoming project. I'm wondering if I should be learning 2.0 or 3.0. I have read that there could be compatibility issues with 3.0. I wonder if that's correct. I recently purchased Essential ActionScript 3.0 and do feel a bit intimidated by the voluminous content but will tough it out in order to gain the knowledge I feel I should have. My question is should I be starting with ActionScript 3.0 and do I have the best book?
Thanks for any input.
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If you want to take it to the next level and learn some OOP, the best book in my opinion is the Object-Oriented ActionScript 3.0 put out by friends of ed. The first book for AS2 was great to for those still working in AS2.
I really dig Moock’s book as well but it’s more of a reference book or AS3 Encyclopedia. Great for looking something up but you kind of need to have an idea of where and what to look for, great for an experienced developer. The first book is more of a walk you though it actually read the whole thing cover to cover book.