> I know that AS is a Flash thing through and through, but
> I want to start to develop in Flex and it uses AS to
> things 'happen'...
Well, there you go. ;) AS is a Flash Platform thing, not
Flash thing. Both Flash and Flex publish to the Flash
> Does anyone know good books to read that will teach a
> person AS 2 or 3 without depending on the Flash
> How to handcode AS.
The differences between AS2 and AS3 are significant. When
"without depending on the Flash interface," what, exactly, do
Have you turned off Script Assist? You can type into the
without any help from the IDE. If you program in Flex, you'll
on the Flex Builder interface, which allows you to drag and
Components similar to Visual Studio or JBuilder.
Most of the books I've seen discuss AS from the point of
view of simply
typing it. Check out the friends of ED website