Flash Builder @ Work: Building AIR Applications

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 12, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 47 pages
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Understand the architecture of the AIR framework, the merits of AIR applications vs. Flex applications, and the capabilities of the framework including reading and writing files, interacting with local databases, and detecting and manipulate storage devices connected to the computer. Example projects demonstrate how to set up an AIR project, how AIR might be considered an extension to the Flex library to handle interaction with the operative system, and the variety of methods package an application for distribution.
Building AIR Applications is the first of fourth articles that will be compiled in the book, Data Visualization with Flash Builder: Designing RIA and AIR Applications with Remote Data Sources. Each full-color article illustrates specific aspects of Flash Builder data visualization with techniques to employ them. The book, Data Visualization with Flash Builder, features exclusive material in the form of a related real-world tutorial project to go alongside each article. This article is equivalent to 43 print pages.

 

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Cesare Rocchi is a designer and developer specializing in web and mobile applications. Winner of the 2009 Adobe RIA Application contest for students, he runs Studio Magnolia (www.studiomagnolia.com), an interactive studio that designs and developments compelling web and mobile applications. Cesare also provides corporate training for clients that want to adopt Flex/AIR technologies. Recently, his focus has been on the design and development of mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

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