From the Back Cover
Build rich Internet applications and more ActionScript has matured into a full–fledged, object–oriented programming language for creating cutting–edge Web applications, and this comprehensive book is just what you need to succeed. If you want to addinteractivity to Flash, build Flex applications, or work with animation — it′s all here, and more. Packed with clear instruction, step–by–step tutorials, and advanced techniques, this book is your go–to guide to unlock the power of this amazing language. Learn the basics: expressions, variables, functions, and more Apply object–oriented programming and principles to structure reusable, dependable code Master common data structures such as Strings, Arrays, and Objects Work with XML using the new E4X extensions Take control of the powerful new event model to write interactive software Discover new display types such as Shape and Sprite Add sound, video, animation, and effects Debug, handle errors, and make your applications fault–tolerant Read, write, and store data in binary format
About the Author
Roger Braunstein is the Director of Technology at Your Majesty. He is an ActionScript veteran, multidisciplinary programmer, and author of a short book on Flex 2. He has done a wide variety of projects for clients large and small, as a leader, developer, and animator. Mims H. Wright is a senior Flash and Flex developer based in Brooklyn, NY. In his eight years of Flash experience he has worked on projects from video games to applications on and off the Web. Joshua J. Noble has worked with Flash and Flex among other technologies for various companies and clients over the past five years. He has worked on projects ranging from video applications and editors to enterprise business applications.