MicroBookReview #1: Essential Actionscript 3.0 by Colin Moock (O’REILLY)

Essential Actionscript 3.0Despite the word “essential”, in this book Colin Moock shows almost everything about Actionscript 3 and he does it in a clear and exhaustive manner.

The book covers several topics from the scratch and teaches not only the foundations but also some best practices and things to avoid, the topics are the following (generalized):

  • Packages, classes, interfaces, functions and methods
  • Language’s operators, variables, array and loops
  • Animations
  • Vector and Bitmap graphic
  • Events and event handling
  • XML (read, create, manipulate)
  • Flash security
  • OOP concepts (Inheritance, polymorphism and more)
  • Garbage collection
  • a Flex hint

Vote: 5/5

Adobe Flex 3 – Training from the Source… a new book to read :)

Adobe Flex 3 - Training from the sourceDirectly from Adobe’s Canadian headquarter and with the amazing efficiency of FedEx shipping (2 days only from Canada to Italy!), this morning I’ve received a new interesting and fresh book to read: “Adobe Flex 3 – Training from the source”… yes it talks about Flex 3, Actionscript and RIA and is part of an official books series from Adobe.

I would like to thanks Mike Potter, for the gift. I’ve appreciated it very much, and I hope to enter in the active Actionscript/Flex community as soon as possible.