Colin Moock’s ActionScript 3.0: From The Ground Up Tour
Join internationally renowned ActionScript expert Colin Moock for an intensive full day of free ActionScript 3.0 training.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn how to program from one of the world’s top ActionScript instructors. Open yourself to a world of new possibilities through Moock’s unique methodology for demystifying intimidating concepts and code.
Based on Moock’s best-selling Essential ActionScript 3.0 (O’Reilly, 2007), this one-day event covers the fundamental skills you need to program for Flash Player and Adobe AIR. Topics covered include object-oriented programming, classes, objects, variables, methods, packages, conditionals, loops, operators, functions, event handling, displaying things on screen, and compiling and running programs.
Whether you’re a total beginner or just looking to formalize your ActionScript 3.0 knowledge, you’ll leave the day invigorated with new ideas and equipped to face new challenges.
Who Should Attend
This course is targeted at Flash users with beginner to intermediate programming skills. The course is perfect for you if:
- you are familiar with the Flash authoring tool
- you already understand variables and functions
- you have little or no experience with object oriented programming
The course teaches ActionScript programming “from the ground up,” so even Flash users with no prior programming experience can attend. However, total beginners may feel overwhelmed by the quantity of new information in the course. To make the most of the day, follow the Intensive Training Tips listed below.
Advanced ActionScript 3.0 programmers please note: the course does not cover expert-level topics. You are unlikely to encounter new concepts in the course, but are welcome to attend for a refresher on ActionScript programming fundamentals.
For a complete list of topics covered in the course, see the Course Outline (below) and the course lecture notes, available online at: http://moock.org/lectures/groundUpAS3/.
|9:00-10:30||First Steps: Programming tools, classes and objects, packages|
|10:45-12:30||Variables, values, references, methods|
|1:15-2:45||Conditionals, loops, Boolean logic, encapsulation, static members|
|3:00-4:30||Functions, inheritance, compilation, type annotations, datatypes|
|4:45-6:00||Events, display, image loading, text, interactivity|
Intensive Training Tips
ActionScript 3.0 From the Ground Up is fast-paced, and covers a large number of topics intended to provide a general overview of the ActionScript 3.0 programming language. Here are some tips to help you keep up with the day’s intensity:
- New programmers: don’t worry if you don’t understand every detail. Use the course to gain exposure to key programming fundamentals.
- Review and practice what you’ve learned immediately after the course. For step-by-step review of course material, read Essential ActionScript 3.0 (O’Reilly 2007).
- Get plenty of sleep and be ready for a taxing day.
- Turn off your laptop/phone/pda for the day. The fewer distractions the better.