Saturday, December 01, 2007

Some Handy Flash Books

If you are new to actionscript 3.0 or want to improve your programming skills a little bit there might be just the right books for you.
First of all there is the "ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook", which gives insight on how to achieve various flash applications.

"Rather than focus on theory, the ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook concentrates on the practical
application of ActionScript, with more than 300 solutions you can use to solve a wide range of
common coding dilemmas. You'll find recipes that show you how to:
  • Detect the user's Flash Player version or their operating system
  • Build custom classes
  • Format dates and currency types
  • Work with strings
  • Build user interface components
  • Work with audio and video
  • Make remote procedure calls using Flash Remoting and web services
  • Load, send, and search XML data
  • And much, much more ...

And if you want to improve your OOP a bit learn more about design patterns and when their useful and what you can achieve with them, there is another neat find named "ActionScript 3.0 Design Patterns".
If you own both books you should probably have no problems getting started with action script 3.0 and there always might be something new to learn to improve your coding style and software design.