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Overview

Kick off your shoes, grab some hot cocoa, and get ready for the second half of the Lost ActionScript Weekend. In Course 2 of this unique two-part DVD training series, you'll learn intermediate to advanced ActionScript 3.0 programming concepts with world-renowned ActionScript guru and educator Colin Moock. Share the fun, the energy, and the excitement of programming with Moock and his friends in this unique and intimate learning experience. Based on his bestselling O'Reilly book, Essential ActionScript 3.0, and his successful "ActionScript 3.0 From the Ground Up Tour," Moock teaches everything you need to know about the core ActionScript 3.0 language, as well as visual and interactive programming topics and code production issues. Sit down in a relaxed outdoor setting with Moock, artist James Paterson, and technologist Hoss Gifford--and learn the technical precision required to write great code. Course 2 of the Lost ActionScript Weekendincludes:

  • Datatypes and error handling

  • Program compilation

  • Graphics programming

  • Interactivity

  • Model/View/Controller

  • State management

  • Event dispatch and event handling

  • Text output

  • Loading graphics

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

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Table of Contents

Chapter/Selection

Time

Course 1 Review

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00:03:17

First Compilation in Flash

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00:12:11

First Compilation in Flex Builder

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00:11:03

Data Types

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00:20:21

Display

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00:09:56

State Management

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00:07:24

Code Cleanup

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00:08:33

A State Change Event

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00:13:33

Laying the Display Foundation

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00:16:00

A Name Change Event

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00:07:25

Graphics Programming

Play Video

00:20:21

The Display List

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00:21:59

Adding Graphics to the Virtual Zoo Application

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00:16:55

Graphics Loading Architecture

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00:23:38

Rendering

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00:12:59

Pet Startup

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00:09:00

Displaying the Pet's Name

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00:11:08

Interactivity

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00:25:54

OOP: Costs, Benefits, and Production Strategies

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00:13:39

Production Topics: Flash/Flex Workflow

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00:08:28

Production Topics: Flex Debugging Mode

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00:04:10

Production Topics: Flex Profiling

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00:06:43

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

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01:13:05

Fireside Chat: Adobe Flash Player Engineer Jim Corbett and the Display API

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00:30:41

Colin's Multiuser Adventures with User1 and MegaPhone

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00:25:25

Show 'n' Tell with James Paterson

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00:19:59

Show 'n' Tell with Hoss Gifford

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00:21:49