|ESSENTIAL ACTIONSCRIPT 3.0|
essential actionscript 3.0 reviews and comments
"Few Flash books are as anticipated as the ones from Colin Moock, and this one have been in the works for more than 2 years. It's worth the wait and Colin once again proves that his book should be on every developers desk."
- Ashwinee Dash
Moock starts from the top with package and then moves on to classes and then talks about constructor and variables. Dave Thomas also wanted to start from the top but he had this dillema how to tell about classes and objects without first telling about the basic building blocks of programming like variables and functions. But Moock has done it. And like me, you would not believe it unless you read on your own.
- theo hultberg
Namespaces in ActionScript is a concept which I'm not aware of existing in any other language. I've tried to find an example of why they are needed and how they can solve problems that cannot be solved without them, or at least less elegantly without them. Reading Colin Moock's Essential ActionScript 3.0 I came accross an example that showed just that. In two paragraphs Moock has convinced me of the beauty of namespaces.
I just got done reading the chapter about XML in AS3.0 for the third time time this week from my rough cuts and would like to dedicate this YouTube link to Mr Moock! ["I've Got the Power" plays...]
- Jean-Philippe Delavallade
"Better than an ox paving stone, this piece of work (seeing its weight) is to be tasted with delight and without moderation! This opus is a "must have" or a "holy bible", explaining clearly and simply the new tendency towards the ActionScript 3.0."
- An amazon.com reader
[Essential ActionScript 3.0] is just as comprehensive as [Essential ActionScript 2.0], for the advanced programmer, but so much easier for the beginning student. Colin spoon-feeds the basic OOP concepts for the first few chapters and then dives into getting work done with AS3. What a joy to read! I'm finally creating projects, instead of reading code samples, like I did in [Essential ActionScript 2.0].
- rowan hick
Essential AS3 has depth to each and every topic [...] going through example after example illustrating different facets of the topic - the XML chapter was particularly impressive. Too often you read a book and feel like you have to go back to the great Google Gods to discover more, whereas with this book I feel like that's all I need right there.
- Graeme Harker
Section 2 is the essential "missing manual" on the AVM for Flex developers who don't come from a Flash background and Chapter 29 is the perfect introduction to the Flash IDE for Flex programmers.