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ActionScript 3.0 is a huge upgrade to Flash's programming language. The enhancements to ActionScript's performance, feature set, ease of use, cleanliness, and sophistication are considerable. Essential ActionScript 3.0 focuses on the core language and object-oriented programming, along with the Flash Player API.Essential ActionScript has become the #1 resource for the Flash and ActionScript development community, and the reason is the author, Colin Moock. Many people even refer to it simply as "The Colin Moock book."

And for good reason: No one is better at turning ActionScript inside out, learning its nuances and capabilities, and then explaining everything in such an accessible way. Colin Moock is not just a talented programmer and technologist; he's also a gifted teacher.

Essential ActionScript 3.0 is a radically overhauled update to Essential ActionScript 2.0. True to its roots, the book once again focuses on the core language and object-oriented programming, but also adds a deep look at the centerpiece of Flash Player's new API: display programming. Enjoy hundreds of brand new pages covering exciting new language features, such as the DOM-based event architecture, E4X, and namespaces--all brimming with real-world sample code.

The ActionScript 3.0 revolution is here, and Essential ActionScript 3.0's steady hand is waiting to guide you through it.

Adobe Developer Library is a co-publishing partnership between O'Reilly Media and Adobe Systems, Inc. and is designed to produce the number one information resources for developers who use Adobe technologies. Created in 2006, the Adobe Developer Library is the official source for comprehensive learning solutions to help developers create expressive and interactive web applications that can reach virtually anyone on any platform. With top-notch books and innovative online resources covering the latest in rich Internet application development, the Adobe Developer Library offers expert training and in-depth resources, straight from the source.

Book News Annotation:

Requiring no previous programming experience, this guide introduces the core elements of the ActionScript language, Flash Player's security architecture, and techniques for displaying content on screen and responding to input events. The author explains how functions define standalone behavior, datatypes identify and resolve potential problems, event handling manages communication between objects, and the Flash authoring tool combines ActionScript code with graphics, animation, and multimedia assets. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

ActionScript 3.0 is a huge upgrade to Flashs programming language. The enhancements to ActionScripts performance, feature set, ease of use, cleanliness, and sophistication are considerable. This essential guide focuses on the core language and object-oriented programming.

Synopsis:

ActionScript 3.0 is a huge upgrade to Flash's programming language. The enhancements to ActionScript's performance, feature set, ease of use, cleanliness, and sophistication are considerable. Essential ActionScript 3.0 focuses on the core language and object-oriented programming, along with the Flash Player API. Essential ActionScript has become the #1 resource for the Flash and ActionScript development community, and the reason is the author, Colin Moock. Many people even refer to it simply as "The Colin Moock book."

And for good reason: No one is better at turning ActionScript inside out, learning its nuances and capabilities, and then explaining everything in such an accessible way. Colin Moock is not just a talented programmer and technologist; he's also a gifted teacher.

Essential ActionScript 3.0 is a radically overhauled update to Essential ActionScript 2.0. True to its roots, the book once again focuses on the core language and object-oriented programming, but also adds a deep look at the centerpiece of Flash Player's new API: display programming. Enjoy hundreds of brand new pages covering exciting new language features, such as the DOM-based event architecture, E4X, and namespaces--all brimming with real-world sample code.

The ActionScript 3.0 revolution is here, and Essential ActionScript 3.0's steady hand is waiting to guide you through it.

Adobe Developer Library is a co-publishing partnership between O'Reilly Media and Adobe Systems, Inc. and is designed to produce the number one information resources for developers who use Adobe technologies. Created in 2006, the Adobe Developer Library is the official source for comprehensive learning solutions to help developers create expressive and interactive web applications that can reach virtually anyone on any platform. With top-notch books and innovative online resources covering the latest in rich Internet application development, the Adobe Developer Library offers expert training and in-depth resources, straight from the source.

About the Author

Colin Moock is an independent ActionScript expert whose world-renowned books have educated Flash programmers since 1999. He is the author of the canonical "Essential ActionScript 2.0" (O'Reilly, 2004) and "ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide" (O'Reilly, 2003, 2001). Moock runs one of the web's oldest Flash developer sites, www.moock.org and is the co-creator of Unity, a client/server framework for creating multiuser applications.

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Part I: ActionScript from the Ground Up Chapter 1: Core Concepts Chapter 2: Conditionals and Loops Chapter 3: Instance Methods Revisited Chapter 4: Static Variables and Static Methods Chapter 5: Functions Chapter 6: Inheritance Chapter 7: Compiling and Running a Program Chapter 8: Datatypes and Type Checking Chapter 9: Interfaces Chapter 10: Statements and Operators Chapter 11: Arrays Chapter 12: Events and Event Handling Chapter 13: Exceptions and Error Handling Chapter 14: Garbage Collection Chapter 15: Dynamic ActionScript Chapter 16: Scope Chapter 17: Namespaces Chapter 18: XML and E4X Chapter 19: Flash Player Security Restrictions Part II: Display and Interactivity Chapter 20: The Display API and the Display List Chapter 21: Events and Display Hierarchies Chapter 22: Interactivity Chapter 23: Screen Updates Chapter 24: Programmatic Animation Chapter 25: Drawing with Vectors Chapter 26: Bitmap Programming Chapter 27: Text Display and Input Chapter 28: Loading External Display Assets Part III: Applied ActionScript Topics Chapter 29: ActionScript and the Flash Authoring Tool Chapter 30: A Minimal MXML Application Chapter 31: Distributing a Class Library Appendix A: The Final Virtual Zoo Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596526948
Author:
Moock, Colin
Publisher:
Adobe Developer Library
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Computer animation
Subject:
ActionScript (Computer program language)
Subject:
Digital Media - Video & Animation
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
.fla;.swf;ActionScript 3.0;Lost ActionScript Weekend;OOP;actionscript;as3;colin moock;flash 8;flash 9;flash API;flash pro;lost actionscript;macromedia flash;moock;object-oriented actionscript;object-oriented programming
Subject:
Programming / Object Oriented
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Subject:
.fla;.swf;OOP;actionscript;as3;flash 8;flash 9;flash API;flash pro;macromedia flash;object-oriented actionscript;object-oriented programming
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
948
Dimensions:
9.2 x 7 x 2 in 2.93 lb

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ActionScript 3.0 is a huge upgrade to Flash's programming language. The enhancements to ActionScript's performance, feature set, ease of use, cleanliness, and sophistication are considerable. Essential ActionScript 3.0 focuses on the core language and object-oriented programming, along with the Flash Player API. Essential ActionScript has become the #1 resource for the Flash and ActionScript development community, and the reason is the author, Colin Moock. Many people even refer to it simply as "The Colin Moock book."

And for good reason: No one is better at turning ActionScript inside out, learning its nuances and capabilities, and then explaining everything in such an accessible way. Colin Moock is not just a talented programmer and technologist; he's also a gifted teacher.

Essential ActionScript 3.0 is a radically overhauled update to Essential ActionScript 2.0. True to its roots, the book once again focuses on the core language and object-oriented programming, but also adds a deep look at the centerpiece of Flash Player's new API: display programming. Enjoy hundreds of brand new pages covering exciting new language features, such as the DOM-based event architecture, E4X, and namespaces--all brimming with real-world sample code.

The ActionScript 3.0 revolution is here, and Essential ActionScript 3.0's steady hand is waiting to guide you through it.

Adobe Developer Library is a co-publishing partnership between O'Reilly Media and Adobe Systems, Inc. and is designed to produce the number one information resources for developers who use Adobe technologies. Created in 2006, the Adobe Developer Library is the official source for comprehensive learning solutions to help developers create expressive and interactive web applications that can reach virtually anyone on any platform. With top-notch books and innovative online resources covering the latest in rich Internet application development, the Adobe Developer Library offers expert training and in-depth resources, straight from the source.

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