Understanding Flash MX 2004 ActionScript 2
Although the author has meant this book to be for the nonprogrammer and I liked his approach to teaching, I believe he assumes prior knowledge that a novice does not have. The demos in the book are very entertaining and do answer some of the most frequently asked questions I get from my readers, but this book is more on the intermediate level instead of a beginner's book. Unless you have had previous experience with Flash and at least one programming language, you may find parts of this book a little difficult. However, Michael covers the aspects of any programming language such as variables, functions, arrays, events and event handlers. He also covers Flash specific aspects such as Flash objects, the Flash timeline and components.
Alex Michael is the author of Animating with Flash MX and is currently the Lead Animator and MD of Sprite Interactive, Ltd. UK He was previously the Creative Director for Disney and Buena Vista International.
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