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    Moock's ASDG2 - A Long Review

    ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide, by Colin Moock
    Reviewed by Robert Penner


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    Excerpt:
    'I remember first hearing Colin Moock speak at FlashForward 2001 in San Francisco. At the end of his session on programmatic motion, he mentioned that his "Red Colour Project" was nearing completion. After a year-and-a-half gestation, a book was coming soon that would be called "ActionScript: The Definitive Guide." I have to admit, I thought the title was a little pretentious. Definitive, eh? The nerve. Did he mean to suggest that his book would be the ultimate, the totality, the one book every ActionScript programmer would covet above all others? Yes. And it was all true.'

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    nice find man!


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    your conclusion seems to be that the second edition has been greatly expanded and thoroughly revised, and if anything is an improvement on what was already the definitive actionscript reference/guide.

    expectations met then

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    Originally posted by gerbick
    nice find man!

    Lol, I'm sure it wasn't that hard for him to find something he himself wrote.

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    Originally posted by Fruitloops
    Lol, I'm sure it wasn't that hard for him to find something he himself wrote.
    LOL! true. but "nice point out" just seemed... well weird to say.

    I have forgotten most of my english today, it seems...

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    ... sounds like it's time for me to buy my 2nd flash book ever

    i own colin's first one and so far it's all i've ever needed... quite a powerful and handy reference indeed!

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    I disagree, the two towers is a bloody awful book.
    "They're very much like scruffy pigs to look at, and they've got big, knobbly warts and lumps all over their long, hairy faces. They are very, very ugly indeed..."

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    I got my copy 3 days ago. I never saw his first one but ASDG2 is freakin' huge and seems to cover tons. Now if I can just get some time away from ASP to work in flash.
    might as well

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    Originally posted by swampy
    I disagree, the two towers is a bloody awful book.
    Swampy will perish in the Dead Marshes.
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    http://www.robertpenner.com/profmx
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...bertpennerc-20

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    I really, really gotta get me that book.

    (ASDG2, that is, not The Two Towers).
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    Originally posted by epohs
    I got my copy 3 days ago. I never saw his first one but ASDG2 is freakin' huge and seems to cover tons.
    I got mine in the nail today - I won't have time to start readign it 'til probably Friday week ... I'm anxious, though ...
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    Originally posted by LanSite
    I got mine in the nail today
    did it hurt?

    HA! You DO misspell sometimes! And it's not even "the"! HAHAH!

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    Originally posted by gerbick
    did it hurt?

    HA! You DO misspell sometimes! And it's not even "the"! HAHAH!
    I hope your nose swells to 5 times it's natural size ...

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    Originally posted by LanSite
    I got mine in the nail today - I won't have time to start readign it 'til probably Friday week ... I'm anxious, though ...


    Hi Lannie - where've ya been all my life?
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