Flash Application Programming Book

Posted on 2006-11-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
Does anyone have any suggestions for a good book on learning Flash Application Programming. It would have to cover the very basics, and also some more advanced stuff, like database stuff. If you don't know of a book, but have any other good resources like web pages, or online tutorials that will be good too!

Thanks a lot!
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wildbrookmedia earned 63 total points
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I think a base knowledge of actionscript is going to be very important for you.  I have this book and quite like it:
Learning ActionScript 2.0 for Macromedia Flash 8

You can also get Animating with Actionscript which is good as well for animation type stuff.  (not necessarily applications though)

Just give yourself a project, open up flash and get in there and get your hands dirty using it.  :)
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ellandrd earned 62 total points
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I buy all my books from O'Reilly and here are a few flash ones:

Heres another good book:

and some other useful resources to know/have:

hope these help ;-)


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sorry.. Please split the points between these two users.. I am not sure how to split.

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half and half is probably good...  That ok with you ellandrd?
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ya sure im happy - 50/50...

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