I'm very happy to announce "Object-Oriented ActionScript for Flash 8" is finally done and going to the printers. This was definitely one of the biggest book projects I've worked on and must say it turned out great. With the help of contributing authors Todd Yard and Sas Jacobs (and the original work of William Drol) we covered tons of information you rarely find in ActionScript books.

Object-Oriented ActionScript for Flash 8Some of my personal highlights are:

- implementing design patterns
- an introduction to version control
- animation and effects classes
- communicating between Flash and the browser

Not to mention detailed chapters on project planning, creating a custom component framework, data binding, XML and web services. And that's all on top of a great down to earth discussion of object-oriented principles and how to apply those to your ActionScript 2.0 code. Oh, and there's a foreword by none other than Aral Balkan.

I'm of course totally unbiased, and with just over 500 pages of ActionScript 2.0 goodness I'd buy myself a copy of the book were it not that I'll be getting quite a few author copies soon ;)

The book should be hitting stores in a couple of weeks, but you can pre-order it now!

[update] Friends of ED now has a sample chapter up with some extracts from the chapter on inheritance and oop animation and effects.