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
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
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.