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Adobe Air for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Want to create rich Internet applications and RIA desktop apps that run seamlessly online and offline? Adobe AIR —Adobe Integrated Runtime — makes it possible; Adobe AIR For Dummies makes it easy.

AIR allows Web developers to create rich Internet applications using Web technologies. They run on desktops and across multiple operating systems, and they’re more than mere wimpy widgets. Adobe AIR For Dummies gives you the scoop on AIR, working with local file systems and databases, setting up security, and all the stuff you need to know to create cool AIR apps. You’ll learn to:

  • Build full-fledged Web apps with JavaScript, Flash, Flex, or HTML
  • Integrate AIR applications with Flash
  • Use AIR to access services like eBay and AOL videos on the desktop
  • Understand the AIR security model and how application sandboxes protect your code and data
  • Create apps for network connectivity, monitor remote network services, and work with audio files
  • Debug your apps with the AIR Debug Launcher, the alert command, or the AIR HTML Introspector
  • Set the environment path in Vista, Windows XP, or Mac OS X
  • Use HTML and CSS as building blocks and handle events in HTML DOM
  • Add drag-and-drop capability in Flex, Flash, and HTML apps

If you’re excited about the possibilities of building applications that run on the desktop and interface with external Web apps, Adobe AIR For Dummies is just what you need to get started!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Synopsis:

Build full-fledged Web apps with JavaScript, Flex, or HTML — it's a breath of fresh AIR

With Adobe AIR, you can create rich Internet applications using Web technologies. They run on desktops and across multiple operating systems, and they're more than mere wimpy widgets. This book gives you the scoop on AIR, working with local file systems and databases, setting up security, and all the stuff you need to know to create cool AIR apps.

  • Get out in the AIR — find out how to create AIR apps using Flex®, Flash®, and HTML with Ajax

  • Play in the sandbox — understand the AIR security model and how application sandboxes protect your code and data

  • Connect — learn about the database connectivity of Adobe AIR and how to work with SQL when building database applications

  • Banish bugs — see how to use the AIR Debug Launcher, the alert command, and the AIR HTML Introspector to debug your apps

  • Surf the AIRwaves — create apps for network connectivity, monitor remote network services, and work with audio files

Open the book and find:

  • Secrets for creating Internet-savvy apps

  • How to set the environment path in Vista, Windows® XP, or Mac OS® X

  • Tips for using HTML and CSS as building blocks

  • Ways to use Webkit extensions

  • How to handle events in the HTML DOM

  • Ten terrific RIAs to check out

  • How to add drag-and-drop capability in Flex, Flash, and HTML apps

  • Advice for instant downloading and auto-updating

About the Author

Richard Wagner is an experienced Web designer and developer who has written more than a dozen Web-related books. Previously, he was vice president of product development for NetObjects, where he was the inventor and chief architect of the award-winning JavaScript tool called NetObjects ScriptBuilder.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Airing It Out with Adobe AIR.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Adobe AIR.

Chapter 2: Building and Deploying Your First AIR Application with HTML and JavaScript.

Chapter 3: The Air Feels Different: Building with Flex Builder and Flash.

Chapter 4: Exploring the Adobe AIR API.

Part II: AIR Application Design.

Chapter 5: Using HTML and CSS as Building Blocks.

Chapter 6: Anyone Listening? Working with Events.

Chapter 7: Windows: Creating Native Application Shells.

Chapter 8: Working with Menus and Tray and Dock Icons.

Part III: Programming the Adobe AIR API.

Chapter 9: Don’t Be a Drag: Interacting with the Clipboard and Drag-and-Drop.

Chapter 10: A New Developer Freedom: Working with the Local File Syste.

Chapter 11: From AIRhead to Datahead: Working with Databases.

Chapter 12: Surfi ng the AIRwaves: Net Connectivity.

Chapter 13: Working with Audio.

Chapter 14: Quick and Easy: Instant Downloading and Auto-Updating.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Successful AIR Debugging.

Chapter 16: Ten Killer RIAs to Explore.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470390443
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Author:
Wagner, Richard
Author:
Wagner, Richard PhD
Author:
Richard Wagner, PhD
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Adobe Integrated Runtime
Subject:
Rich Internet applications
Subject:
RIA desktop
Subject:
Web developers
Subject:
desktop apps
Subject:
Web 2.0
Subject:
creating dynamic web sites
Subject:
RIA
Subject:
Desktop applications
Subject:
Adobe programming
Subject:
Adobe Flex
Subject:
Interactive multimedia
Subject:
Web site development
Subject:
Application software -- Development.
Subject:
Adobe AIR, Adobe Integrated Runtime, rich Internet applications, RIA desktop, Web developers, desktop apps, Web 2.0, creating dynamic web sites, RIA, desktop applications, Adobe programming, Adobe Flex
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Subject:
Web Development Software (Non-Microsoft)
Subject:
Adobe AIR, Adobe Integrated Runtime, rich Internet applications, RIA desktop, Web develop
Subject:
ers, desktop apps, Web 2.0, creating dynamic web sites, RIA, desktop applications, Adobe programming, Adobe Flex
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
January 2009
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.21x7.32x.77 in. 1.17 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Build full-fledged Web apps with JavaScript, Flex, or HTML — it's a breath of fresh AIR

With Adobe AIR, you can create rich Internet applications using Web technologies. They run on desktops and across multiple operating systems, and they're more than mere wimpy widgets. This book gives you the scoop on AIR, working with local file systems and databases, setting up security, and all the stuff you need to know to create cool AIR apps.

  • Get out in the AIR — find out how to create AIR apps using Flex®, Flash®, and HTML with Ajax

  • Play in the sandbox — understand the AIR security model and how application sandboxes protect your code and data

  • Connect — learn about the database connectivity of Adobe AIR and how to work with SQL when building database applications

  • Banish bugs — see how to use the AIR Debug Launcher, the alert command, and the AIR HTML Introspector to debug your apps

  • Surf the AIRwaves — create apps for network connectivity, monitor remote network services, and work with audio files

Open the book and find:

  • Secrets for creating Internet-savvy apps

  • How to set the environment path in Vista, Windows® XP, or Mac OS® X

  • Tips for using HTML and CSS as building blocks

  • Ways to use Webkit extensions

  • How to handle events in the HTML DOM

  • Ten terrific RIAs to check out

  • How to add drag-and-drop capability in Flex, Flash, and HTML apps

  • Advice for instant downloading and auto-updating

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