O’Reilly & Associates
has released “ActionScript Cookbook” (ISBN 0-596-00490-7), a new US$49.95 book by Joey Lott that looks at the object oriented scripting language of Macromedia Flash. Targeted to new coders as well as experienced ActionScripters, the 896-page publication looks at various Flash issues and provides solutions to ActionScript problems.
“ActionScript Cookbook” starts with the premise that readers are familiar with the Flash authoring tool and have used some basic ActionScript in the past, then breaks it all down into relevant tasks The book progresses from short recipes for small problems to longer, more complex scripts for more difficult situations.
Topics covered in the book include: drawing shapes at runtime; controlling movie clips programmatically; accepting user input and manipulating text strings; accessing audio and video via Flash Communications Server; working with Flash Remoting to connect to backend databases; using record sets with data grids; building a Flash paint application; creating a video/chat message server app; making an MP3 jukebox; and building a personalizable MyPage app.
You can peruse chapter 16, “Storing Persistent Information,” online. You can also
find more info
about the book, including the table of contents, index, author bio, and samples online.