October 27, 2010
Learning ActionScript 3.0, Second Edition--New from O'Reilly
Sebastopol, CA—If you're new to ActionScript 3.0, or want to enhance your skill set, this bestselling book is the ideal guide. Designers, developers, and programmers alike will find Learning ActionScript 3.0, Second Edition (O'Reilly Media, $49.99 USD) invaluable for navigating ActionScript 3.0's learning curve. You'll learn the language by getting a clear look at essential topics such as logic, event handling, displaying content, classes, and much more.
Authors Rich Shupe and Zevan Rosser draw on their experience as Flash developers and instructors to give you a solid ActionScript foundation, revealing ways you can use code for practical, everyday projects.
"With the explosive growth in the desktop and mobile markets, ActionScript
has never been more important. This is the first book you'll need on your
way to more specialized learning. It teaches the fundamentals needed to
focus in any market—web, desktop, or mobile spaces," writes Shupe.
Shupe continues: "We wrote this book for readers who want to learn
ActionScript 3.0, but don't have a computer science background or pre-existing
knowledge of object-oriented programming."
Updated for Flash Professional CS5, this revised and expanded edition delivers hands-on exercises and full-color code samples to help you increase your abilities as you progress through the book. Topics are introduced with basic syntax and class-based examples, so you can set your own pace for learning object-oriented programming.
With Learning ActionScript 3.0, Second Edition, you will:
- Harness the power and performance of ActionScript 3.0
- Control sound and video, including new access to microphone data
- Create art with code by drawing vectors and pixels at runtime
- Manipulate text with unprecedented typographic control
- Animate graphics, create particle systems, and apply simple physics
- Avoid common coding mistakes and reuse code for improved productivity
- Load SWF, image, text, HTML, CSS, and XML file formats, and more
For a review copy or more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your delivery address and contact information.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781449398705
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