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With Adobe AIR the Adobe Integrated Runtime web developers use their



existing Flash, Flex, and Ajax skills to build rich, cross-platform desktop



applications. Adobe AIR in Action is a compact, example-driven tutorial that



introduces and illuminates Adobe AIR.



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



JavaScript, 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 and



how to 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.



KEY SELLING POINTS



Easy-to-follow tutorial approach



Covers desktop and hybrid desktop/web application styles



Designed for Flex, Flash, Actionscript, and Javascript developers



Every chapter walks readers through several code examples

Computing & ITComputer programming / software development Publisher: Manning Publications Publication Date: 07/08/2008 ISBN-13: 9781933988481  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Joseph Lott has deep professional experience using Adobe technologies like Flex, Flash, and Actionscript. Joey is the author (or co-author) of ActionScript Cookbook, Programming Flash Communication Server, and the Flash 8 Cookbook and several other related books. Kathryn Rotondo is a software developer at Schematic. She received a graduate certificate in software engineering from the Harvard Extension School and a certificate in Flash from the Rhode Island School of Design. Ashley Atkins is a senior software developer at Schematic, and has over six years of experience developing in ActionScript. His range of work extends from creating simple educational interactions to architecting and developing applications in Flex and AIR. Sam Ahn has architected and built RIAs over the past seven years for clients including Pfizer, Wyeth, MINIUSA, and Puma. Currently he is a partner and founder of The Morphic Group, an interactive development company focusing on Flash/Flex application development.

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