2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2010 8:05 PM by h_c

    book suggestions for newbie in Flex and Actionscript

    h_c Level 1

      Can someone suggest some good references on Flex and Actionscript for a person like me who is from a C/C++ development background? I am not doing any work in Flash(mainly Flex) at present.


      My library has the below books


      Wiley ActionScript 3.0 Bible
      Actionscript 3.0 Cookbook Solutions
      APress AdvancED ActionScript Components
      APress Foundation ActionScript 3.0 with Flash CS3 and Flex
      APress Object-Oriented ActionScript 3.0
      APress The Essential Guide to Flex 2 with ActionScript 3.0


      Or, is there any other book I should also read for which I need to put a request to my library.


      I realize all of them are useful, but if I have time to read only one which one should I choose which would make me familiar with most of the language nuances. Would the Actionscript Bible cover it? I recognize the the most current reference would be the Adobe docs.


      I know to learn a language there are beginner books, intermediate, advanced, reference and required(like for C it is the book by Kernighan and Ritchie and for C++ it is Stroustrup) books.


      For ActionScript, can someone please offer some suggestions for beginner, intermediate, advanced, reference and required books? This is so that I can read all the required books when I get a chance.


      A quick Google search offers some hints http://www.krazydad.com/bestiary/books.html
      and so does the thread at http://forums.adobe.com/thread/682340?tstart=0


      Any further suggestions/advice would be appreciated.