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Things you find out once you have bought this book,
This review is from: ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook: Solutions for Flash Platform and Flex Application Developers (Paperback)
From page 1: 'This book assumes that you have obtained a copy of Flex Builder 2 and have succesfully installed it on your computer.' Then it continues by using (just) Flex Builder.
This is an unpleasant surprise for the vast majority of ActionScript users used to Flash, not Flex Builder. Adobe sells Flex Builder 2 at $499. Flex Builder is a combination of the Flex SDK and Eclipse, both Open Source and free to download. This raises the question as to why Flex is so expensive. You'll never find out from reading this book. Maybe we'll have to buy another book from Lott, 'Programming Flex 2', first?
Apart from this, there are too many 'dumb' typo's in this book - in contrast to the just two you'll find in the online errata - something you wouldn't expect from long-time serious publisher O'Reilly and an Adobe Developer Library book. Specially in computer code, every character counts, every developer is painfully aware.