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Covers all the basics "seldom digressing from his lessons so you may feel cramped and distracted if you try to cover than one "digressing from his lessons so you may feel cramped and distracted if you try to cover than one at time What you re missing is commentary and lbow room a sense of overall context and practical application For this you should get the ShupeRosser book Learning ActionScript 30 and two or three othersYou might also get Todd Perkins s follow on to this book Beyond the Basics also from lynda Though advanced it recaps this book s material very well
and being a series of short video tutorials is asier to follow Put being a series of short video tutorials is asier to follow Put Todd Perkins fforts together and you get one fine five star tutorial on how to code ActionScript 30CORRECTION When I wrote this I was unaware that Todd Perkins also had a Lyndacom DVD package with The Same Title This Consists Of Videos same title This consists of videos xercise files and is really PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition excellent as is its successor Beyond the Basics If you want to learn AS3 I strongly recommend getting both the lyndacom DVD sets as well as this book as backup This series of books does a really good job of presenting the material You can also use the CDxamples as starters for your projects Kudoos I bought this book and all of the pages fell out about after 4 6 months of owning it and studying it The content was good though for beginners. ActionScript 30 to create Flash projects.
Todd Perkins Ó 3 reviewI only write reviews Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography either somethingxtremely good or xtremely bad Just "Like His Other Book "his other book Professional i ve read and his Lynda video tutorial I ve watched this is another junk by himI am forced to read this book for my Flash II class now Honestly I am still in the process of finish reading this book so if I change my humble opinion though unlikelyI ll revise But similar to what some previous reviewers have observed this book fills you with a few trivial random techniues screenshooting the same windows over and over again reusing the same c The author takes you step by step through useful xamples that make the learning flow very asily from basic to intermediate The style is crisp with JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF HUMOR PERFECT TO GET the right amount of humor Perfect to get grounding if you are just getting into ActionScript 30 If you are an animator looking to nter the world of actionscript or you just don t have much development xperience then this book may be appropriate but for anyone lse the useful content could be compressed to the size of a pamphletAs for the accompanying CD I found the content on this to be totally useless there are much better video tutorials available on line for free A good solid book on Action Script Good resource book Used it for schoo. Provides step by step tutorials that desc. .
L its a hard program to learn What this book does it does very well It illustrates the new syntax and methods of AS3 and shows you The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl exactly how to use them It is illustrated and organized sofficiently that it can function as a cookbook referenceIt s a deceptively compact book very handsomely bound and thoroughly illustrated with color screenshot Exile and Pilgrim examples It is much better printed thanarlier lynda dot com H O T Flash books cleaner typography opaue paper for color printing though inside there s a superficial family resemblance You get a series of step by step read and type xercises as well as a
supporting video tutorials ven uses the old snowboarder xample that the H O T books have used For The Last Three Versions Of FlashAs the last three versions of FlashAs say the resemblance is only superficial The tutorials are much concentrated than is usual The chapters and subsections are short a key concept may be covered and demonstrated in just two or three pages but this concentration of material can make it very slow going reuiring two or three re reads The few videos provided seem to be there merely for tradition s sake and add little to the tutorialsI recommend this book but do not recommend attempting to learn AS3 from this book alone Its virtue is its limitation the author. Ribe how to use the scripting features of. ,Few Supporting Video Tutorials