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ActionScript 3.0: Visual QuickStart Guide by Derrick Ypenburg

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Chapter 1. Introduction to ActionScript 3

The key word for interactive applications for the Flash platform is “experience.” The ability to add sound, video, animation, and a “touch-and-feel” experience are powerful tools for creating a rich Internet experience. Programming with ActionScript takes your application beyond simple animated logos and “Click here to skip intro or play movie” applications. Users expect a lot more out of a Flash application nowadays; they expect a full-on interactive experience. ActionScript is the tool that will help you accomplish this.

ActionScript is the programming language understood by the Flash platform. Much like traveling around the world, each country or region you visit has a native language or dialect that ...

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