Has anyone written a book (in English, not computerize) from which a non-computer geek can read and learn about AS3.0 and Flash Builder. In your supposed learning to use ActiveScript you use too much programing lexicon for the average person to understand the underlying structure, syntax and grammar of the language. I have yet to see an adequate description of "Package", "class", "sprite", etc. in any of your reference materials. You really make too many assumptions about the experience of your audience. Among other things, I would like to see a table that lists the various language elements in some sort of order so we have some reasonable starting point to understand what is part of what.
Fair enough. There are a number of books on ActionScript, including Essential ActionScript 3, by Colin Moock.
Also, we are in the process of rewriting this book and the new version is on http://www.adobe.com/devnet/actionscript/learning.html
Based on your questions, you might start on http://www.adobe.com/devnet/actionscript/learning/oop-concepts/writing -classes.html , although you might also start under ActionScript 3 fundamentals on http://www.adobe.com/devnet/actionscript/learning/as3-fundamentals/syn tax.html
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i'll add one more, the best tutorial on an intro to as3 i've ever seen: http://www.senocular.com/flash/tutorials/as3withflashcs3/
I would suggest easy-steps but they seem to be having some sort of nervous breakdown! When they are back in shape see if they have an Actionscript3 book I have had other programming language books from them and they explain everything in Laymans terms with plenty of diagrams. (Even hard languages like C++)