Can anyone recommend a really good way to learn Flash/ActioScript from the ground up? A book or a series of tutorials perhaps - but something that doesn't assume prior programming knowledge?
Actually, I'm learning ActionScript3 without real programming knowledges. I think in the last 6 month I learn a lot (for a beginner) about AS3, but with no specialization about making games.
Just with the Adobe documentation
and especially this document "Programming Action Script 3"
which is quiet complete and understandable for beginners, you will be able to catch the basis.
It could also be a good thing to look for some introduction to Object Oriented Programming
, since it helps a lot to get the best from ActionScript.
For french speakers (never found an English translation, sorry), I will definitively recommend "Pratique d'Actionscript 3"
. It starts with an introduction to OOP, then you will found more or less the same content as in "Programing Action Script 3"
, and it finish by an introduction to the use of ByteArray.
I'm not sure all these books are an easy way to start, but at least they give solid basis.If I could digress a bit: for people interesting in OOP and Design Patterns, I just discover this book ActionScript 3.0 Design Patterns. It's a real pleasure to read.