O’Reilly & Associates, an information source for computer technologies, has released a new edition of “Learning Unix for Mac OS X” (ISBN 0-596-00470-2) and a new version of “ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition.”
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“Learning Unix for Mac OS X” by Dave Taylor and Brian Jepson is a US$19.95, 141-page book designed to offer a user-friendly tour of Mac OS X’s Unix base. It offers sections on how to: customize the shell environment; manage files and directories; print from the Unix command line; edit and create files with the vi editor; perform remote logins; access Internet functions; understand pipes and filters; use background processing; and use Fink, a way to install open source Unix software on Mac OS X.
O’Reilly & Associates’ “ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition” by Colin Moock (ISBN 0-596-00396-x) has been updated to cover Flash MX, the newest version of Macromedia Flash. The new edition — which is 1,051 pages and US$54.95 — includes hundreds of new code examples to show fresh Flash MX techniques in the real world: how to draw circles, save data to disk, convert arrays to onscreen tables, create reusable components, and preload variables, XML, and sounds. The book’s language reference has nearly doubled from the first edition, with more than 250 new classes, objects, methods, and properties.
Samples, tables of contents, author biographies and more are available online.