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Object-Oriented ActionScript 3.0

Authors: Elst, Peter, Jacobs, Sas

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  • First book dedicated specifically to objected-oriented application development using ActionScript 3.0
  • New edition of the best selling and well-respected Object-Oriented ActionScript for Flash 8
  • Big potential market: ActionScript 3 makes object-oriented methodology mandatory, so all Flash and Flex developers will need to learn it
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About this book

Object-oriented programming (OOP) is something that is usually considered a black art for hardcore programmers, not a topic of conversation for Flash developers. However, when adobe introduced ActionScript 3.0 to the mix, it changed everything. ActionScript 3.0 is much more powerful than previous versions, allowing Flash developers to produce robust object-oriented applications. But with that power comes great responsibility--OOP is now a requirement, rather than optional, and there are new things to learn.

This book, based on the ever-popular Object-Oriented ActionScript for Flash 8, provides you all you need to delve into the world of OOP with confidence, whether you are using the Flash IDE, Flex builder, or even command-line tools for your development work.

First, you are taken gently through all the principles of OOP that you need to know, and then given a guide to designing and implementing applications in ActionScript 3.0. Next, we step up a gear, showing you the Flex builder development environment and teaching about creating reusable, extensible component frameworks, manager classes, animation and effects classes, UI widgets, and more. lastly, we look at some more advanced topics such as communication between Flash and the browser and Web services. case studies are included that apply the knowledge presented, giving you real-world projects to learn from and adapt for use in your own work.

Mastering object-oriented programming is essential for modern Flash development, and Object-Oriented ActionScript 3.0 is the only guide you'll need.

About the authors

Peter Elst is a Belgian freelance IT consultant and founding partner of Project Cocoon based in Pondicherry, south India. As a respected member of the online community, Peter has spoken at various international industry events and has had his work published in leading journals.

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0274-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-845-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Object-Oriented ActionScript 3.0
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Peter Elst and Sas Jacobs
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0274-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-845-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 640
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