Adobe AIR
Create - Modify - Reuse
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: July 2008
Pages: 457

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.

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