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Breathe new life into your desktop applications with AIR

Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) lets you use scripting languages you already know and frees you from the dull parts of development—so you can focus on creating exciting and cost-saving application user interfaces using Flash, Flex, and JavaScript. Find all the tips, techniques, and best practices you need to succeed in this comprehensive reference.

  • Install AIR across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®

  • Get up to speed on the development tools: JavaScript®, Ajax, Flash®, Flex®, and HTML

  • Learn AIR programming, development, and debugging essentials

  • Build a large-scale application and follow best practices

  • Add windows, dock icons, and dynamic icons

  • Leverage Ant to automate your build process

  • Distribute your application with polished finishing touches

Companion Web SiteThe companion Web site, www.airbible.org, contains the book's source files as well as a blog in which the authors share additional articles, updates, and resources for AIR development. The site is also a place where readers may post questions and provide the authors with feedback.

Synopsis:

Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) lets you use scripting languages you already know and frees you from the dull parts of development—so you can focus on creating exciting and cost-saving application user interfaces using Flash, Flex, and JavaScript. Find all the tips, techniques, and best practices you need to succeed in this comprehensive reference, including installing AIR across Windows, Mac, or Linux; learning AIR programming, development, and debugging essentials; and much more.

About the Author

Benjamin Gortonis a software architect for Schematic.

Ryan Tayloris a senior developer at Schematic, specializing in CG mathematics and object-oriented architecture.

Jeff Yamadais a senior developer at Red Interactive Agency and specializes in object-oriented programming, software architecture and experimental user-interface design.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: Introduction to AIR.

Chapter 1: Clearing the AIR.

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Development Environment.

Chapter 3: Building Your First AIR Application.

Part II: Programming for AIR Essentials.

Chapter 4: Crash Course in AIR Programming.

Chapter 5: Development Essentials.

Chapter 6: Debugging and Profiling.

Part III: AIR API.

Chapter 7: Communicating with the Local Machine.

Chapter 8: Using the Filesystem.

Chapter 9: Using the Clipboard.

Chapter 10: Dragging and Dropping.

Chapter 11: SQLite Databases.

Chapter 12: Using Native Operating System Windows.

Chapter 13: HTML Content.

Part IV: Building an Application.

Chapter 14: Preparing to Build a Large-Scale Application.

Chapter 15: Building a Reusable Config Class.

Chapter 16: Application Design Best Practices.

Chapter 17: SDK Development.

Chapter 18: Sample Application: LogReader.

Chapter 19: Polishing a Finished Application.

Part V: Testing and Deploying.

Chapter 20: Deployment Workflow.

Chapter 21: Leveraging Ant to Automate the Build Process.

Chapter 22: Installation and Distribution.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470284681
Author:
Gorton, Benjamin
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Elst, Peter
Author:
Taylor, Ryan
Author:
Yamada, Jeff
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Adobe AIR
Subject:
Desktop applications
Subject:
Flex
Subject:
Flash
Subject:
HTML
Subject:
Ajax
Subject:
Rich Internet applications
Subject:
RIA
Subject:
Cross-platform applications
Subject:
Interface development
Subject:
Adobe Integrated Runtime, Adobe AIR, Desktop applications, Flex, Flash, HTML, Ajax, Rich Internet applications, RIA, Cross-platform applications, Interface development
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Subject:
Programming & Software
Subject:
Development
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
Bible
Series Volume:
737
Publication Date:
October 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.16x7.50x1.01 in. 1.55 lbs.

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