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Overview

Pack your bags for the Lost ActionScript Weekend! Gather 'round the fire, study in the cabin, and hang out on the dock with world-renowned ActionScript guru and educator Colin Moock on an intimate three-day ActionScript getaway. In the first segment of this one-of-a-kind learning experience, Colin sits down with artist James Paterson and technologist Hoss Gifford to cover the basics of object-oriented programming in ActionScript 3.0.

Forget classrooms. Forget intimidation. Get inspired and get lost in ActionScript 3.0!

  • Introduction to OOP (object-oriented programming)

  • Application structure and design principles

  • Classes, objects, and packages

  • Methods and variables

  • Garbage collection and memory management

  • Inheritance

  • Encapsulation

Bonus material: 3D effects with Adobe engineer Chris Nuuja, lead developer of Flash Player's 3D effects API A Special Colin Moock Fireside Show 'n Tell

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 4.9 out of 5 rating Based on 10 Ratings

"Excellent" - by Joe on 02-NOV-2010
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This course is perfect for the Actionscript beginner! It is enjoyable to watch and easy to follow along (with the pause button to copy code). This should be the first stop for anyone wanting to pick up Actionscript.
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"Awesome videos!!!" - by artconflict on 13-JAN-2010
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Lost ActionScript Weekend should be mandatory for anyone starting out. Colin is a great instructor. Watch and learn.
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Table of Contents

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Introduction

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00:28:48

OOP Overview

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00:17:32

The Virtual Zoo and Packages

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00:15:42

Making a Class

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00:10:12

Constructor Methods

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00:04:23

Making an Object

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00:08:50

Variables and Instance Variables

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00:18:17

Constructor Parameters

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00:05:49

Object References and Garbage Collection

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00:25:42

Methods

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00:11:07

Public Methods

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00:14:16

Method Parameters

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00:09:58

State Retrieval and Modification

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00:23:28

Static Variables

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00:11:28

Functions and Static Methods

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00:08:56

Pet Digestion and Pet Death

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00:12:54

Inheritance

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00:31:02

A Specialized Type: Wormy Apples

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00:08:23

Preparation for First Compilation

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00:06:26

Fireside Chat: Adobe Flash Player Engineer Chris Nuuja and 3D Effects

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01:13:05

Colin's Multiuser Adventures with User1 and MegaPhone

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00:25:25