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Beginning Adobe AIR

Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) is revolutionizing the way desktop applications are deployed. If you're ready to take advantage of this platform to build desktop-based Rich Internet Applications, then this is the book for you. It presents a step-by-step process, walking you through the features of AIR so you can quickly get started.

After introducing you to AIR, Adobe expert Rich Tretola discusses the different programming languages and tools you can use for development. He then presents multiple methods for storing data, including within the file system and embedded database as well as storage on remote servers. You'll also learn about the numerous features that allow AIR applications to interact with both Mac OS X and Windows.

This guide offers a perfect mix of tutorials and hands-on coding, and provides the resources you need to build AIR applications quickly. And it provides the resources that will help you build your first killer Rich Desktop Application.

What you will learn from this book

  • All about the programming languages available for AIR development

  • How to work with the various tools for building AIR applications

  • Steps for getting data into AIR applications from XML, ColdFusion®, JSON, and Web Services

  • Ways to take advantage of the HTML and File System components

  • Strategies for utilizing AIR APIs that handle interactions with the operating system

  • How to move a Flex application to the desktop

Who this book is for

This book is for developers who are currently leveraging web technologies, such as Flash, Flex, HTML, JavaScript and Ajax techniques to build and deploy Rich Internet Applications.

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

Book News Annotation:

Offering a mixture of tutorials and hands-on coding, Web developer Tretola gives step-by-step directions for taking advantage of the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) platform to build desktop-based Rich Internet Applications. He walks through the features of AIR, then discusses the different programming languages and tools that can be used for development. He presents multiple methods for storing data, including within the file system and embedded database as well as storage on remote servers. He also covers the features that allow AIR applications to interact with both Mac OS X and Windows. Source code is available for download on a web site. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Beginning Adobe AIR is a book that offers a lot of guidance, in a format that readers find intuitive to follow. The exercise-based format of the Wrox Beginning series has a strong following by all levels of readers, and is one that works very well in the classroom or home. Written by a well-known and well-respected Adobe development Guru, this is the perfect mix of tutorial, and hands-on coding web developers are looking for - written from their point of view. Readers will benefit from Rich's experience with the Adobe Integrated Runtime which he shares on topics including:

* Understanding the AIR model

* Understanding the programming languages available to AIR developers

* Working with the various tools for building AIR applications

* Packaging AIR applications

* Interacting with datasources

* Leveraging the various AIR APIs

and much more. Complete source code, examples, and discussion forms available at Wrox.com

Synopsis:

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.

About 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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470229040
Subtitle:
Building Applications for the Adobe Integrated Runtime
Author:
Tretola, Rich
Publisher:
Wrox
Subject:
Programming Languages - HTML
Subject:
Application software
Subject:
Computer programs
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Web - Page Design
Subject:
Programming Languages - HTML, SGML, VRML, XML
Subject:
Internet programming
Subject:
Application software -- Development.
Subject:
Web site development
Subject:
Internet-HTML
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
Wrox Beginning Guides
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
319
Dimensions:
9.18x7.44x.78 in. 1.16 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » HTML
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » Site Design
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Applications
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General

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"Synopsis" by , Beginning Adobe AIR is a book that offers a lot of guidance, in a format that readers find intuitive to follow. The exercise-based format of the Wrox Beginning series has a strong following by all levels of readers, and is one that works very well in the classroom or home. Written by a well-known and well-respected Adobe development Guru, this is the perfect mix of tutorial, and hands-on coding web developers are looking for - written from their point of view. Readers will benefit from Rich's experience with the Adobe Integrated Runtime which he shares on topics including:

* Understanding the AIR model

* Understanding the programming languages available to AIR developers

* Working with the various tools for building AIR applications

* Packaging AIR applications

* Interacting with datasources

* Leveraging the various AIR APIs

and much more. Complete source code, examples, and discussion forms available at Wrox.com

"Synopsis" by , 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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