Reviews

Flash Game Development by Example Mini Review

When you think of where the Flash Platform is headed you’re undoubtedly talking about gaming. With the new Molehill stuff coming upon us and the ability to do crazy 3D stuff in the Flash player there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that the platform is going to be a serious contender when it comes to […]


Foundation Flash 8 Video Review

Original Publish Date: 10/20/2006 Author(s): Jordan Chilcott, Tom Green Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: friends of ED (June 19, 2006) ISBN: 159059651X Overall Score: 3/5 As someone who has been working with video in Flash quite heavily recently at work, I was eagerly anticipating this book to be released. At first I wasn’t disappointed as the […]


AdvancED Flash Interface Design Review

Original Publish Date: 7/6/2006 Author(s): Michael Kemper, Guido Rosso, Brian Monnone Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: friends of ED (May 8, 2006) ISBN: 1590595556 Overall Score: 4/5 When i first got this book, I didn’t really know what to expect. I didn’t know if it was going to be a design book or an animation book […]


Object-Oriented ActionScript for Flash 8 Review

Original Publish Date: 5/14/2006 Author(s): Todd Yard, Peter Elst Paperback: 560 pages Publisher: friends of ED (February 20, 2006) ISBN: 1590596196 Overall Score: 5/5 I finally decided to take the plunge into OOP after I realized that is where Flash is headed. With the advent of ActionScript 3.0 around the corner (or out now if […]


Flash 8 Essentials Review

Original Publish Date: 1/1/2006 Author(s): Glen Rhodes, Todd Yard, Stephen Downs, Craig Swann, Matt Voerman, Paul Barnes-Hoggett Paperback: 424 pages Publisher: friends of ED (December 19, 2005) ISBN: 1590595327 Overall Score: 4/5 I was really excited to see my copy of Flash 8 Essentials arrive as I’ve been looking for a place to read about […]


Foundation XML For Flash Review

Original Publish Date: 12/12/2005 Author(s): Sas Jacobs Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: friends of ED (October 3, 2005) ISBN: 1590595432 Overall Score: 3.5/5 As I wrote about a month ago, I got the new XML book from Friends of Ed titled Foundation XML for Flash by Sas Jacobs. Now, I’ve been doing a bunch of XML […]