Help to find Reference book for Entry Level ActionScript

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Someone kindly help to pick a good reference book for learning Actionscript.
For people who-
Familier with Flash(3 years experience) but no programing background(no idea about programing language)....need to step by step build the knowloge of actionscript......

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As a reference book, I recommend ActionScript the Definitive Guide by Colin Moock.

But that is just a reference book, not exactly a how to for learning AS from scratch.

I can't really recommend any other books as I have never read any AS books.
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i agree with Lost, Its one of the best flash "AS" books i have read, learned alot from it.

Also have a look at "Flash MX designer's ActionScript Reference", by friends of Ed, more focused on designers trying to learn AS.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... ce&s=books
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i would also recommend either of these macromedia press books:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... ce&s=books

or

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... ce&s=books
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Or just search Amazon or Half.com or even Barnes and Noble. Heck, do a Google search, they are bound to come up with something :D
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Standard search really doesn't apply here. A lot of people ask these questions on forums to get a first-hand opinion on a book. No one wants to go out and spend $30+ on a book that sucks, so why not ask people who have tried a few books and see what they recommend?

However, ... forum search may apply. Not sure about here, but on Flash forums this question gets asked weekly, so a standard forum search usually returns the results one is looking for.
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ah, my apologies then, I spoke too hastily. I see your point. :D:D ok, to rescind my earlier statement: Do like lostinbeta says and search the Forum!!
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why? he already has several good books to choose from already, with recommendations. I only recommend what i myself have used, so I don't think based on what's been posted in his thread, that he needs to look any further.

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