OK - I have Flash books coming out of my ears! I have been reading them for several years now but for some reason I still have not been able to develop an understanding of this complicated, and sometimes illogical software called Flash.
Most recently, I purchased another O'Reilly book titled Essential ActionScript 3.0 but after getting about 20 pages into it I realized that this book, although a good book as well, was meant more as a reference book for experienced ActionScript programmers, which I was not. I decided to search for a book that would allow me to walk before I run.
An Internet search presented me with several choices but the thing that caught my eye with this book was the sub-title "A Beginner's Guide". As I started to read the book I quickly realized that I had found exactly what I was looking for, a beginner's guide to ActionScript 3.0.
The book is well-written and concise with each chapter building on the next. Further, I had a question that I submitted through the companion Web Site and the author (not a help desk representative) replied within hours! Very impressive!
To use a football analogy, for the last several years I have been a running back, running up and down the line looking for a hole and finally I have found it!
Best regards - Joseph Albanese