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Adobe Air Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Rich Internet Application Developersby David Tucker
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Thoroughly vetted by Adobe's AIR development team, Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook addresses fundamentals, best practices, and topics that web developers and application designers inquire about most. The hands-on recipes in this cookbook help you solve a variety of tasks and scenarios you may encounter using Adobe AIR to build Rich Internet Applications for the desktop. It's an ideal way to learn the nuances of Adobe AIR, with practical solutions you can use right away, and detailed explanations of why and how they work. These recipes will help you:
And more. Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook includes dozens of recipes from rising stars in the AIR development community-David Tucker, Rich Tretola, Marco Casario, and Koen De Weggheleire-along with the best solutions posted by visitors to the Adobe AIR Cookbook community website hosted by Adobe and O'Reilly (www.adobe.com/go/air_cookbook). If you're ready to expand your skill set with Adobe AIR, this is the book you've been waiting for.
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Now that Adobe AIR has been in alpha/beta for a year, and in official release for two months -and now that Rich Internet Application design and development has become a staple of business growth strategy in many circles -there 's a rapidly growing circle of developers who have begun using it themselves, and who are eager to expand their skill sets. Adobe AIR Cookbook is for them.
About the Author
David Tucker is a web application developer and consultant, formerly at the Savannah campus of one of the nation's premiere educational institutions, Georgia Tech. He is an avid blogger and writes primarily about Adobe AIR, Flash, Flex, and ColdFusion at his blog, davidtucker.netand at InsideRIA.com. David spends the rest of the week planning media strategies for educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations.
Marco Casario has been passionate about informatics since he was little more than a child and used to program games in Basic for Commodore 64 before dedicating himself to innovative projects for the web using Flash and Director (as far back as versions 3 and 5). In 2005, Marco founded Comtaste, a company dedicated to exploring new frontiers in Rich Internet Applications and the convergence between the web and the world of mobile devices — MobyMobile and YouThru are representative of their recent work.
Rich Tretola currently holds the position of Rich Applications Technical Lead. He is an award-winning Flex developer and was the lead author of Professional Flex 2 (2007
Table of Contents
ForewordCreditsPrefaceChapter 1: AIR BasicsChapter 2: Application SettingsChapter 3: Application WindowsChapter 4: ScreensChapter 5: HTML ContentChapter 6: PDF SupportChapter 7: Clipboard SupportChapter 8: Drag and Drop SupportChapter 9: File System IntegrationChapter 10: Embedded SQL Database ProgrammingChapter 11: Encrypted Local StoreChapter 12: Application and Window Native MenusChapter 13: Taskbar and Dock IntegrationChapter 14: File TypesChapter 15: Service Monitor FrameworkChapter 16: Application UpdatesChapter 17: AIR Application Distribution with the Browser APIColophon
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