Object-oriented Programming with ActionScript 2.0

Front Cover
New Riders, 2004 - Computers - 476 pages

Master the principles of object-oriented programming as it is used with the most recent version of ActionScripting.

This book is designed to provide readers with an understanding of object-oriented programming, ActionScript 2.0, and the interaction of the two. Section 1 begins with an introduction to ActionScript 2.0 and the specifics of building classes in AS2. Other topics of discussion include adding properties and methods to classes, inheritance, interfaces, inter-object communications, the details and implications of object-oriented design as a process, and working with and building components. Section 2 investigates the server side of applications. In the new Rich Internet Application paradigm, Flash MX 2004 is used as the user interface to an Internet based Client-Server application, and we will frequently need to interact with other server based technologies. Chapters discuss the importance of the server model; specific methods to interact with different server side technologies, including WebServices, XML files, and even simple text files; and the specific ramifications of working with the Flash Communication Server. Section 3 ties all of the concepts presented in the first two sections together by building a single cohesive application. Step-by-step procedures for conceptualizing and building the application are provided along with detailed coverage of how to debug and optimize the application.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

III
3
IV
29
V
53
VI
69
VII
85
VIII
111
IX
123
X
143
XIII
197
XIV
205
XV
221
XVI
245
XVII
269
XVIII
303
XIX
339
XXI
341

XI
161
XII
195
XXII
433
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Certified to teach courses on ColdFusion and Flash development, Jeff Tapper is Chief Technologist for Tapper.net Consulting, developing projects for ToysRUs, IBM, Dow Jones, American Express, Verizon, and others. James Talbot is a member of the Macromedia Educational Services Team, working on Flash training curriculum, including Developing Rich Internet Applications and Advanced ActionScript for Applications courses. His most recent development projects include sites for AOL/Time Warner and TV Guide. Robin Haffner is an Enterprise Technologist specializing in Flash Applications for the enterprise at HaffnerGraphic. Each presents regularly at industry events.

Bibliographic information