Andrew Rapo has written Understanding Macromedia Flash 8 ActionScript 2 to give readers an up-to-date, accurate introduction to Object Oriented programming with ActionScript 2.
In the spirit of the previous edition, this book is designed to equip creative developers with the skills necessary to take full advantage of ActionScript 2. In addition to many useful examples, the book also includes the full source code for a commercial-quality game engine. The source code is explained in detail along with concepts that are applicable to all interactive applications.
Andrew Rapo is a Senior Producer at Disney Online where he is developing a Flash-based, next generation Web platform that will allow seamless integration of streaming media, communication tools and multiplayer games.
Previously, Andrew was a Senior Engineer at Warner Bros. Online (US) where he supervised the development of games on a variety of platforms, including Flash, Flash Lite, Java, and Virtools. These games can be seen on Warner Bros. sites including WarnerBros.com, LooneyTunes.com, ScoobyDoo.com, and HarryPotter.com, among others. He has also supervised the technical development of BREW wireless games for Warner Bros. properties including "Batman Begins", "Constantine", "Looney Tunes" and "Harry Potter". Before working at Warner Bros., Andrew produced interactive content at Disney Online for Disney properties including "Armageddon", "Mulan", and "A Bug's Life".
While he was at Warner Bros., in a joint effort between Warner Bros. Online and the Institute for Creative Technologies at USC, Andrew led the technical development of SLIM ES3, a 3D first-person patrol trainer for the U.S. Army. The game was developed using the Virtools 3D game engine and has been successfully deployed and used to train soldiers to recognize threats and threat indicators.
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