Beginning Adobe AIR: Building Applications for the Adobe Integrated Runtime

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 7, 2008 - Computers - 319 pages
If you?re ready to take advantage of Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) to build desktop-based Rich Internet Applications, then this is the book for you. After introducing you to AIR, Adobe expert Rich Tretola discusses the different programming languages and tools you can use for development. He presents multiple methods for storing data, including within the file system and embedded database as well as storage on remote servers. This guide is a perfect mix of tutorials and hands-on coding, and provides the resources you need to build AIR applications quickly.
 

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Contents

Getting Started
1
Rich InternetDesktop Applications
15
The Programming Languages
21
The AIR Development Tools
35
Building an Application
53
Packaging the AIR
65
Adding Data
87
AIR APIs
111
Interacting with the O S
153
The SQLite Database
169
Communication between AIR and the Operating System
197
Application Status
217
The AIR Components
233
The HTML Component
245
HTML Document Object Model
251
Taking a Flex App to the Desktop
259

The Windowing API
135
Solutions for Exercises
281

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About the author (2008)

Rich Tretola is the Rich Applications Technical Lead at Herff Jones, Inc. He is an award-winning Flex developer and was the lead author of Professional Flex 2 (ISBN 978-0-470-10267-1) from Wrox. He entered the field of Web development in the late 1990s and has been building applications ever since.
Other than Flex, he builds applications using ColdFusion, Flash, and Java (where he is a Sun-certified programmer). Rich is highly regarded within the Flex community as an expert in RIA and is also an Adobe Community Expert. He runs a popular Flex and AIR blog at http: //blog.everythingFlex.com, and is the community manager for http: //www.InsideRIA.com.

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