ActionScript 3 is a full-fledged programming
language, with complete object-oriented capabilities, event handling, sound and video support, drawing capabilities, support for regular expressions, and much more.
Whether you are just starting out on the road to computer programming
and animation or an experienced developer who wants to learn a new language, you'll find all you need to know in Foundation ActionScript
Starting with the fundamentals, you'll learn how to add interactivity to your Flash
movies by using ActionScript
objects, manipulating sound and video, and harnessing the power of regular expressions and XML. The book concludes with two case studies to consolidate what you've learned and introduce some additional advanced techniques. You'll gain a solid understanding of the exciting world of ActionScript
3 and see how everything fits together, so you'll be able to build your own professional applications.