Summary and Info
I used this book extensively while learning Flash CS3 and CS4. I did not do much designing, mostly coding. I found this book to be exceptionally helpful as a developer with no background in any of the ECMA family script languages. I continued to use the book regularly over a period of two years and usually found it to be a great refresher or knowledge extender of the topic I needed that day. I highly recommend it. Although it is extensive, don't expect the book contain literally everything. It doesn't go into depth on the components (as I had wished) and one or two other times I came up empty, but I still don't think that demotes it to 4 stars. I found it to be the best laid out of all the ActionScript books I reviewed (and it pairs well with Moock). It is definitely my go-to-first book for ActionScript. If you are an absolute guru, maybe you don't need it (or any other book), otherwise get it and start reading and developing!