The first step in learning actionscript 3 , finding the source to learn.

June 16, 2011 § 2 Comments

First step in learning actionscript 3 is to find the source from where you shall learn the actionscript 3, i googled for the resources , had a preview of various books, checked there reviews and at the end for a beginner like me, there are three choices:-

Actionscript resources

  • Learning actionscript 3
Learning actionscript 3

Learning actionscript 3

  • Essential actionscript 3.0
Essential actionscript 3.0

Essential actionscript 3.0

  • Foundation actionscript 3.0
Foundation actionscript 3.0

Foundation actionscript 3.0

Three of these books are awesome, Learning actionscript 3 is a very precise, from the beginner tutorial in just 350 pages, full color with excellent examples, it’s a perfect thing that i was looking for. The best thing about this book is that it tells you other resources to refer to for the points and things that have been left in book. It is a book for beginner who has a basic knowledge about scripting and programming, if you are very new to scripting and programming the preface itself tells you the resources for background information needed to read this book.

Then comes Essential actionscript 3.0, this book contains and covers every nook and corner of the actionscript, mmm though it contains more information then “learning actionscript 3.0(a guide for beginners) ” but it is particularly more as a refrence book, same in the category of  cookbook , bible etc. I know i will use this book but after i have finished one of the other books.

Then is foundation actionscript 3.0 animation: it’s more about animation with actionscript and that’s what we do with it so it’s also a perfect choice. It’s more in detail than Learning actionscript 3, a beginners guide and i personally like the flow of this book, So i am following both these books together.

So i will be reading “Learning actionscript 3.0 a beginners guide and “Foundation actionscript” but with “Essential actionscript” as a refrence. After completing them i may move to cookbook and Game university that i have not mentioned but are very good sources too. So these three books shall be my resources for my future posts mixed with whatever i get from anywhere else, and that’s the thing that will make this blog a difference.

Grrrr Spent Dollar$$$$$$$  on these e-books, the worst thing about learning something new, NEGATIVE POCKET MONEY, huh!!!!

Note: This research is just about best book/s for actionscript but not the best resource, best resources may include lynda.com tutorials , adobe help and learning centre and The flash blog ofcos. So let’s start.

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§ 2 Responses to The first step in learning actionscript 3 , finding the source to learn.

  • jaques , the adobe certified flash developer says:

    To sewadarinder,
    I think Cookbook is also a great book to learn actionscript and Doug’s tutorials too cannot be neglected and yes, these three books are one of the best books for learning as3, especially Learning actionscript 3.0

  • sunny says:

    Great research dear, they are best of best.

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