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Adobe Air: Create - Modify - Reuse

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Adobe AIR: Create - Modify - Reuse

Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) revolutionizes the way Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) are deployed. AIR supports two primary technologies, Flash and HTML/Ajax, in order to make desktop development something that every web developer can do. This book shows you how to set up a practical development environment and then walks you through eleven fully implemented AIR applications with source code that you can use as they currently exist or customize.

Each project begins by providing a discussion of architecture and design, followed by code implementation. You'll get hands-on knowledge of AIR application design and development that you can then use to build dynamic RIAs.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to communicate with the computer file system

  • Techniques for using and customizing the native windowing API

  • How to read from and locate mp3 files on a local machine to assemble a music library

  • Ways to interact with HTML and JavaScript® content within a Flex-based application

  • How to use the native drag-and-drop API for opening and saving image files

  • How to play H.264- and FLV-encoded video

  • Techniques for restyling an HTML page off the Internet locally

  • How to communicate with a local database and expand upon occasional connectivity

Who this book is for

This book is for developers who use web technologies (Flash, Flex 3, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax, etc.) to build and deploy RIAs and are interested in learning a new platform.

Create - Modify - Reuse guides are packed with unique, ready-to-use projects that are perfect for the busy programmer. The projects are created with minimal set-up and can be modified, enhanced, and reused in real-world situations.

Book News Annotation:

The guide for web developers on the Adobe AIR software application explains how this platform can be used to interact with other web technologies such as Flash, Flex 3, HTML, JavaScript and Ajax. Leuchner, Anderson and Wright are all experienced developers and software engineers who explain how AIR can be used to communicate with the computer file system and make the web development process much easier and intuitive. Specific applications are shown in detail to provide examples for web developers, and to encourage customizing of the platform. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) revolutionizes the way Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) are deployed and supports two primary technologies?Flash and HTML/Ajax?in order to make desktop development something that every web developer can do. This book walks you through eleven fully implemented AIR applications with source code that you can use as they currently exist or customize. Each project begins with a discussion of architecture and design, followed by code implementation. You?ll get hands-on knowledge of AIR application design and development that you can then use to build dynamic RIAs.

Synopsis:

Apollo Instant Results guides readers through building Rich Internet Applications with Adobe's new Apollo platform via 12 fully implemented Apollo applications. Each project begins with a discussion of architecture and design, followed by code implementation and thorough explanation. Projects build upon APIs and concepts presented in the previous projects and provide readers with practical hands-on knowledge of Apollo application design and development. Applications with source code include:
  • RSS Reader
  • Music Player
  • Image Gallery and Editor
  • Calendar and Scheduling Manager
  • Weblog Editor

plus 7 more! Complete source code included on CD ROM.

About the Author

Marc Leuchner is a Senior Flash Developer for the Boston-based advertising group Almighty. His roles and talents within the company primarily revolve around Flash development and interactive design. Over the years, he has worked with clients such as New Balance, ABC, Cond´e Nast, PUMA, BMW/Mini, Comcast, and GAP, Inc. Marc holds a BFA in New Media/Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. In his spare time, he writes the technology blog www.nobien.net/ with co-author Matt Wright.

Todd Anderson is a Senior Software Engineer for Infrared5. With over five years of developing for the Flash Platform in the areas of RIA and game development, Todd has delivered web and desktop solutions for the publishing and entertainment industries for companies including McGraw-Hill, Thomson, Motorola, and Cond´e Nast. He runs www.custardbelly.com/blog, focusing on development of the Flash Platform and game development.

Matthew Wright is a Senior Flash Developer for ROKKAN, a full-service digital agency located in New York City. Since 2005 he has delivered mostly consumer experience Flash sites and applications for a wide array of clients, including Virgin America, the Coca-Cola Company, Atlantic Records, Time Warner, the NBA, and 2K Games. Prior to ROKKAN, he got his start at an interactive agency in Syracuse, New York, called 2ndNature. It was here that he discovered his love for the Flash platform. Outside of work, Matthew contributes to a Flash and technology blog www.nobien.net, with friend, colleague, and co-author Marc Leuchner. He has also spoken at FlashForward. Matthew lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his beautiful girlfriend, Chewy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: The Development Environment.

Chapter 2: Simple Text Editor.

Chapter 3: Simple RSS Reader.

Chapter 4: Music Player.

Chapter 5: Mini CMS.

Chapter 6: Image Viewer and Editor.

Chapter 7: HTML and CSS Editor.

Chapter 8: Weather Widget.

Chapter 9: Map Application.

Chapter 10: Blogger Agent.

Chapter 11: Slideshow Maker.

Chapter 12: AIR Video Player.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470182079
Subtitle:
Create - Modify - Reuse
Publisher:
Wrox
Author:
Wright, Matthew
Author:
Anderson, Todd
Author:
Anderson, Todd A.
Author:
Wright, Matt
Author:
Luchner, Marc
Author:
Leuchner, Marc
Subject:
Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
Subject:
Application software
Subject:
Computer programs
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Programming Languages - JavaScript
Subject:
Web - Page Design
Subject:
Internet programming
Subject:
Application software -- Development.
Subject:
Computer Languages-CGI
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Programming & Software De
Subject:
velopment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
Programmer to Programmer
Publication Date:
April 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
457
Dimensions:
9.20x7.37x1.05 in. 1.54 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computer Languages » Javascript
Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Applications

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"Synopsis" by , Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) revolutionizes the way Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) are deployed and supports two primary technologies?Flash and HTML/Ajax?in order to make desktop development something that every web developer can do. This book walks you through eleven fully implemented AIR applications with source code that you can use as they currently exist or customize. Each project begins with a discussion of architecture and design, followed by code implementation. You?ll get hands-on knowledge of AIR application design and development that you can then use to build dynamic RIAs.
"Synopsis" by , Apollo Instant Results guides readers through building Rich Internet Applications with Adobe's new Apollo platform via 12 fully implemented Apollo applications. Each project begins with a discussion of architecture and design, followed by code implementation and thorough explanation. Projects build upon APIs and concepts presented in the previous projects and provide readers with practical hands-on knowledge of Apollo application design and development. Applications with source code include:
  • RSS Reader
  • Music Player
  • Image Gallery and Editor
  • Calendar and Scheduling Manager
  • Weblog Editor

plus 7 more! Complete source code included on CD ROM.

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