View Full Version : Actions script books??

01-29-2001, 04:24 AM
can u guys plz tell me the names of some good actions script books for begginers and other levels
im plainin on goin and blowin some money on some books at chapter so i can become real good at this stuff.
this would be greatly appreciated
i need somthin that can make it real easy to understand.
im only 17 and dont have bills to pay other then on my iroc-z camaro so hay spend it while u got it. people always said im real good at photoshop and lotsa computing things so i juss got up one day and said ok now im going to master flash.

im now gonna go and make a nice banner for me

[Edited by bobbo69 on 01-28-2001 at 11:28 PM]

01-29-2001, 04:51 AM
Well you difinantly want a Flash 5 book.

We have a books section here:

The best of these, by popular vote, is Foundation Actionscript which got 5 stars on Amazon.com . It's also pretty resonable priced for a 500 page book.

I've still not recieved any of them, but perhaps Strok has some comments, as he's had some shipped.



[Edited by Strok on 02-17-2001 at 07:35 PM]

01-29-2001, 05:07 AM
im from toronto, canada
so that would prolly be like $2000 dollars canadian money hehe
well mor like 35-40 buks
ill go see it at chapters tommorow
yay i have an exam tommorow on computer programming
hehe im wunna the best 17 year hold turing programers hehe
can u say cheesy language

01-29-2001, 04:42 PM
Specially in "chapters" you'll find a lot of books for Flash5 (7-10), but most of them just about flash (not about actionscript)

I spent few hours in "chapters" last week and may be just one book has some actionscript chapters ----Foundation Flash 5 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1903450314/actionscripinfla)

[Edited by Strok on 01-29-2001 at 11:50 AM]

01-29-2001, 04:50 PM
i got this one -----Flash Actionscript F/X and Design (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/157610821X/actionscripinfla) and it looks very good for me.

and i waiting 2 more

So if u want to, i may publish table of contains for "Flash Actionscript F/X and Design "

01-29-2001, 06:47 PM
Unfortuneatley i have to say that all of those books suck when it comes to learning actionscript!

If you want to learn actionscript then i strongly suggest you purchase:

"javascript: the definitive guide" by o-reilly-----javascript: the definitive guide (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1565923928/actionscripinfla)

the first 250 pages of this book will teach you to code properly and efficiently, such things as oop, functions, data types, prototypes, arrays, multi-dimensional arrays, inheritance and much much more.....


[Edited by Strok on 02-01-2001 at 10:36 PM]

01-29-2001, 11:40 PM
well i went to chapeters and baught foundation actionscript
it is a sister book to the foundation flash 5 book which i looked thru and i know 80% of the stuff in there
i went thru the foundation actionscript and it has very detailed info on actionscript starting very easy and moving into very complicated stuff. it has 480 pages of action script with examples and fla's for excersizes.
well i guess this should be a good book to at least gain a good knowledge on the language
im very creative and i will be able to advance very well if i am able to understand the language very well.
the book runs for
30 us
45 can

[Edited by bobbo69 on 01-29-2001 at 06:43 PM]

02-13-2001, 11:47 AM
I have also been looking for an ActionScript book to begin learning. In my searching travels I found out the O'Reilly books are releasing a new ActionScript book, so if the O'Reilly JavaScript book wass useful for ActionScript then this should be very good to learn from.

02-13-2001, 06:24 PM
Flash 5 advanced actionscript by Russel Chen is pretty good also!