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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 ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470229040
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/31/2008
  • Series: Wrox Beginning Guides
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 319
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Introducing AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime).

Chapter 2: Rich Internet/Desktop Applications.

Chapter 3: The Programming Languages.

Chapter 4: The AIR Development Tools.

Chapter 5: Building an Application.

Chapter 6: Packaging the AIR.

Part II: Adding Data.

Chapter 7: Working with Remote Data.

Part III: AIR APIs.

Chapter 8: Accessing the File System.

Chapter 9: The Windowing API.

Chapter 10: Interacting with the O.S.

Chapter 11: The SQLite Database.

Chapter 12: Communication between AIR and the Operating System.

Chapter 13: Application Status.

Part IV: The AIR Components.

Chapter 14: The File System Components.

Chapter 15: The HTML Component.

Appendix A: Taking a Flex App to the Desktop.

Appendix B: Solutions for Exercises.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

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    Wets Your Appetite

    This was a great introduction the the AIR environment. It covered basic AIR, installation of packages, differences found depending on the operating system your package is installed in. Introduces the most powerful part of AIR for many desktop programmers which is SQLite support. I found it quite good for an introduction into AIR and left me wanting more books on this new multi-operating system runtime. AIR looks to be promising as a step in the right direction for development of applications that can be developed once and deployed on many operating systems.

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