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ActionScript 3.0: Visual QuickStart Guide by Derrick Ypenburg

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Chapter . Introduction

Welcome to ActionScript 3 Visual QuickStart Guide. The pages that follow introduce various ActionScript 3 concepts that will guide you in developing for Flash CS3. After you’ve finished reading this book, your knowledge of ActionScript will help you create rich applications for the Flash platform.

ActionScript is an exciting scripting language for creating applications for the Web, desktop, and personal devices. It’s unique compared to many languages in that it is not strictly a data exchange language. It is capable of generating interactive, rich media–driven applications, complete with design, animations, sound, and video.

ActionScript 3 is a full-fledged object-oriented programming language. Compared to the previous version, ...

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