Do you learn best from books? I always enjoy diving into a book and having a good physical reference I can refer back to when I’m tackling a new subject. Back in 2000, there were only a handful of books on the topic of Flash. Today there are easily over a hundred or more on the market for all kinds of Flash and ActionScript related topics. There are several new books coming out that I am looking forward to on the topic of Flex 2 and ActionScript 3 that you’ll be able to purchase to supplement your craving for more info and documentation. I’m especially excited since they are all written by individuals who I can personally vouch for, and I think most of the Flash community would agree with me that all the authors listed below are the cream of the crop when it comes to Flash and ActionScript development. Here they are in alphabetical order with links to the books through Amazon, as well as links to the individual authors blogs:
- ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook : Solutions and Examples for Flash Developers  by Joey Lott , Darron Schall  and Keith Peters 
- ActionScript 3.0 Pocket Reference  by Colin Moock 
- Programming Flex 2 : The Comprehensive Guide to Creating Rich Media Applications with Adobe Flex  by Chafic Kazoun , Joey Lott , and Peter Hall 
These books will all certainly end up on my shelf. I can only hope that the editors left in all the jokes and great sense of humor that these guys have as well, I’m actually a bit scared as to what kind of anecdotes that Chafic and Peter might have tried to slip into the Programming Flex 2 book 😉 I hope I have enough brain matter to absorb the nitty-gritty code that I’m sure Darron, Colin, Keith and Joey have crammed into their books – I’m afraid I might have an aneurysm or something if I try to read all three simultaneously.
There are a couple more books on Flex 2 and AS3 coming out as well that I know of, I’ll be sure to post up another entry with more listings with more details soon.Oh and congratulations are in order to Darron  on winning a 42″ Plasma and an XBOX 360 for the FC64 emulator  in the “Just Freaking Cool” category in the Flex Developer Derby (see additional winners)  – I’ll see you on XBOX 360 Live Darron. 🙂 Hats off to Claus Wahlers as well for his work on this project and his win in the Flex ROW Developer Space Race  enjoy the iPod!