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Foundation ActionScript 3

Authors: Milbourne, Paul, Richardson, Darren

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  • This updated book covers all the essential modern ActionScript 3 techniques from the ground up, allowing you to get up and running quickly and easily.

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About this book

ActionScript 3 is a full-fledged programming language, with complete object-oriented capabilities, event handling, sound and video support, drawing capabilities, support for regular expressions, and much more.

Whether you are just starting out on the road to computer programming and animation or an experienced developer who wants to learn a new language, you’ll find all you need to know in Foundation ActionScript 3.

Starting with the fundamentals, you’ll learn how to add interactivity to your Flash movies by using ActionScript objects, manipulating sound and video, and harnessing the power of regular expressions and XML. The book concludes with two case studies to consolidate what you’ve learned and introduce some additional advanced techniques. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the exciting world of ActionScript 3 and see how everything fits together, so you’ll be able to build your own professional applications.

The sensible layout of the book makes it easy to find information about specific techniques. It focuses on the essential skills that will enable you to get up and running quickly. With this book as your guide, you’ll be creating killer Flash applications before you know it.

About the authors

Paul Milbourne is an Adobe Certified Expert and instructor for Flash. He has been a Flash platform consultant in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area for the better part of a decade. His journey has allowed him to work with such clients as the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Democratic National Committee, and many others. For the most part, Paul has made a handsome career cleaning up after other developers. This experience has exposed him to most aspects of Flash development through a multitude of industries. His true passion is the advancement of the Flash community in that area. Paul is the principal and founding member of the Baltimore-Washington Adobe Flash User Group, which boasts more than 300 members. His vision is to unite that community in a collaborative effort, both informationally and vocationally. Paul studies computer science and art at the University of Maryland. And, though he was a professional chef in a former life, he is not responsible for any of the food references in this book!

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Getting Started with ActionScript 3.0

    Richardson, Darren (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • ActionScript 3.0 Fundamentals

    Richardson, Darren (et al.)

    Pages 23-65

  • Objects and Classes

    Richardson, Darren (et al.)

    Pages 67-100

  • Working with the Display

    Richardson, Darren (et al.)

    Pages 101-150

  • Creating Vector Graphics with the Drawing API

    Richardson, Darren (et al.)

    Pages 151-183

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0583-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0585-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundation ActionScript 3
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Paul Milbourne and Darren Richardson
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0583-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0583-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0585-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 556
Number of Illustrations
183 b/w illustrations
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