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Adobe Air for JavaScript Developers Pocket Guide


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This book is the official guide to Adobe ® AIR[TM], written by members of the AIR team. With Adobe AIR, web developers can use technologies like HTML and JavaScript to build and deploy web applications to the desktop. Packed with examples, this book explains how AIR works and features recipes for performing common runtime tasks.

Part of the Adobe Developer Library, this concise pocket guide explains:

  • What Adobe AIR is, and the problems this runtime aims to solve
  • How to set up your development environment
  • The HTML and JavaScript environments within AIR
  • How to create your first AIR application using HTML and JavaScript
  • Ways to perform an array of common tasks with this runtime

Also included is a guide to AIR packages, classes, and command line tools. Once you understand the basics of building HTML- and JavaScript-based AIR applications, this book makes an ideal reference for tackling specific problems. It offers a quick introduction to a significant new development technology, which lets you combine the reach and ease of the Web with the power of the desktop.

Book News Annotation:

With Adobe AIR, web developers can use HTML and JavaScript to build and deploy web applications to the desktop. Packed with examples, this pocket (4.25x7") guide provides a quick introduction to developing applications for Adobe AIR. It explains what Adobe AIR is and what problems it aims to solve, tells how to set up the development environment, and gives recipes for performing common runtime tasks. It explores HTML and JavaScript environments within AIR, and gives instructions for creating an AIR application using HTML and JavaScript. Readers should be familiar with creating web applications and content using HTML and JavaScript. Chambers is affiliated with Adobe. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Mike Chambers has spent the last 8 years building applications that target the Flash runtime. During that time, he has worked with numerous technologies including Flash, Generator, .NET, Central, Flex, and Ajax. He is currently the senior product manager for developer relations for Apollo.

Daniel Dura is a Platform Evangelist at Adobe focusing on Apollo and Flash. He is currently based in San Francisco, California.

Before joining Macromedia (which merged with Adobe in 2005) Daniel and his brother Josh founded Dura Media LLC, a Rich Internet Application development company based in Dallas, Texas. While at Adobe, he was a member of the Central and Flex teams, as well as a Product Manager for Developer Relations.

Daniel has have given presentations on Flash, Apollo, and Flex all over the world at user group meetings, conferences, and pretty much anywhere someone is willing to listen. Outside of his day job he enjoys general aviation and is well on his way to earning his Private Pilot license.

Kevin Hoyt is a Platform Evangelist with Adobe Systems, Inc. who likes moving, breaking, blurring and jumping over the lines of conventional technology. He seeks out every opportunity to congregate with other like-minded developers, and exploring how to escape any lines that form a box. Pushing the envelope of what technology can do, and how people perceive and interact with it, is his passion.

Dragos Georgita is an engineer in the Adobe AIR Team, leading a group that focuses on the Ajax support in the runtime.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: Introduction to Adobe AIRChapter 2: Getting Started with Adobe AIR DevelopmentChapter 3: Working with JavaScript and HTML Within Adobe AIRChapter 4: Adobe AIR Mini-CookbookAIR JavaScript Aliases

Product Details

Adobe Development Te
Adobe Developer Library
Adobe Development Team
Hoyt, Kevin
Georgita, Dragos
Dura, Daniel
Chambers, Mike
Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
Internet - Web Site Design
Internet - World Wide Web
Programming Languages - JavaScript
Web - Page Design
Web - General
Internet programming
Application software -- Development.
Computer Languages-CGI
AIR;Adobe Integrated Runtime;Apollo;HTML;Javascript;RIA;RIAs;Rich Interactive Applications;Rich Internet Applications;desktop applications;widgets
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Print PDF
Pocket Guide
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7 x 4.25 x 0.49 in 0.4 lb

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