This book contains a lot of information on a wide range of topics. It
covers the gamut of client-side ActionScript, plus recipes involving
FlashCom, Flash Remoting, ColdFusion, PHP, ASP.NET, and more. Every
recipe is presented in the context of an applied solution or example.
While the book discusses some minimal theory, it is not intended as
an introduction to any of these subjects. If you need more theory and
introductory information on ActionScript, you should check out
ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide,
Second Edition by Colin Moock (O'Reilly).
Although this book is aimed at a broad spectrum of developers, it
doesn't cover the absolute basic ActionScript
familiar to most casual scripters, such as the gotoAndStop(
) command. For such basic ActionScript, consult the
recipes in the Flash Cookbook, the companion
volume to this book due out in late 2003. Prior to publication,
sample ActionScript-related chapters from the Flash
Cookbook are available at http://www.person13.com/fcb. For additional
Flash and ActionScript resources, see http://moock.org/moockmarks and http://www.person13.com/ascb.