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ActionScript 3.0 Quick Reference Guide

For Developers and Designers Using Flash CS4 Professional

coverIf you're ready to give your Flash projects a considerable performance boost, learning ActionScript 3.0 is a must. O'Reilly's latest title from the Adobe Developer Library--"ActionScript 3.0 Quick Reference Guide" ($34.99 USD)--is designed specifically to help Flash designers and developers make the leap from ActionScript 2.0 to the new object-oriented ActionScript 3.0 quickly and painlessly. You'll learn key differences between the two language versions, allowing you to more easily leverage ActionScript 3.0 using Flash CS4 and other Adobe technologies like Flex and AIR.

Written by four of the top experts in the industry, including a member of Adobe's Flash product team--David Stiller, Rich Shupe, Jen deHaan, and Darren Richardson--this book is formatted so you can find any topic easily.

With "ActionScript 3.0 Quick Reference Guide" by your side, you will quickly learn about topics such as:
ALERT Object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts, such as packages and classes
ALERT ActionScript 3.0 features and player enhancements that improve performance
ALERT Workflow differences between ActionScript 2.0 and ActionScript 3.0 including tools, code editing, component sets, and image and font rendering
ALERT Where did it go? A guide to help you find familiar features in ActionScript 3.0, such as global functions, operators, properties, and statements
ALERT How do I? Step-by-step solutions for performing tasks with ActionScript 3.0, including input, sound, video, display, events, text, and more

Also included are overviews of Flash and ActionScript features and workflows. ActionScript 3.0 is a huge upgrade to Flash's programming language--and this guide helps you upgrade your skills to match it.

As Branden Hall, CTO of Automatic Studios Ltd, states in the foreword, "No matter what your background, the pages that follow will provide you with some excellent knowledge, insight, and even a little bit of wisdom in the realm of Flash and ActionScript. Happy learning!"

coverActionScript 3.0 Quick Reference Guide
David Stiller, Rich Shupe, Jen deHaan, Darren Richardson
List Price: $34.99; our price: $23.09; save: $11.90 (34%)
Download: samples.zip
Download: samples_part2.zip

David Stiller is a resident author at CommunityMX.com and a regular on the Flash and ActionScript support forums.

Rich Shupe, co-author of "Learning ActionScript 3.0" (O'Reilly), teaches ActionScript programming at New York's School of Visual Arts' MFA Computer Art Department.

Jen deHaan is a software engineer on the Flash authoring team at Adobe Systems, Inc.

Darren Richardson writes articles for Web Designer Magazine and community-related sites.

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.


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