Adobe AIR in Action

Adobe AIR in Action
  • eBook:
    Adobe AIR in Action
  • Author:
    Joseph Lott, Kathryn Rotondo, Samuel Ahn, Ashley Atkins, Max Jackson
  • Edition:
    1 edition
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  • Data:
    August 19, 2008
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  • Pages:
    336 pages
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Book Description
Adobe AIR is one of the hottest topics in rich application development. This exciting new technology is still in beta, but it's already being adopted by such web giants as eBay. With AIR, Web developers use their existing skills to build rich applications that flow seamlessly between the internet and the desktop.
Adobe AIR in Action introduces AIR to developers familiar with Flex and jаvascript, showing them how to build solid AIR-driven desktop and hybrid applications. Using small examples, the expert authors walk web developers through the new topics they will need to develop AIR applications for the desktop. Readers will learn the essential features of the AIR API with examples and code samples that web professionals can use to get up and running in AIR quickly. The book describes how to create and customize native windows, read and write files and folders on the local file system.
Web developers who read this book will be able to take instant advantage of the increased resources available to desktop applications. Sometimes-connected, web-enabled applications are gaining in popularity, and web developers of all stripes will want to add these skills to their toolbox.


1. Introducing Adobe AIR
2. Applications, windows, and menus
3. File system integration
4. Copy-and-paste and drag-and-drop
5. Using local databases
6. Network communication
7. HTML in AIR
8. Distributing and updating AIR applications

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