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Description - Adobe AIR in Action by Joseph Lott

HIGHLIGHTWith Adobe AIR the Adobe Integrated Runtime web developers use theirexisting Flash, Flex, and Ajax skills to build rich, cross-platform desktopapplications. Adobe AIR in Action is a compact, example-driven tutorial thatintroduces and illuminates Adobe AIR.DESCRIPTIONAdobe AIR is one of the hottest topics in rich application development. Thisexciting new technology is still in beta, but it s already being adopted by suchweb giants as eBay. With AIR, web developers use their existing skills to buildrich applications that flow seamlessly between the Internet and the desktop.Adobe AIR in Action introduces AIR to developers familiar with Flex andJavaScript, showing them how to build solid AIR-driven desktop and hybridapplications. Using small examples, the expert authors walk web developersthrough the new topics they will need to develop AIR applications for thedesktop. Readers will learn the essential features of the AIR API with examplesand code samples that web professionals can use to get up and running in AIRquickly. The book describes how to create and customize native windows andhow to read and write files and folders on the local file system.Web developers who read this book will be able to take instant advantage of theincreased resources available to desktop applications. Sometimes-connected,web-enabled applications are gaining in popularity, and web developers of allstripes will want to add these skills to their toolbox.KEY SELLING POINTS Easy-to-follow tutorial approach Covers desktop and hybrid desktop/web application styles Designed for Flex, Flash, Actionscript, and Javascript developers Every chapter walks readers through several code examples

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933988481
ISBN-10: 1933988487
Format: Paperback
(249mm x 188mm x 18mm)
Pages: 317
Imprint: Manning Publications
Publisher: Manning Publications
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joseph Lott

Joseph Lott has deep professional experience using Adobe technologies like Flex,Flash, and Actionscript. Joey is the author (or co-author) of ActionScript Cookbook,Programming Flash Communication Server, and the Flash 8 Cookbook and severalother related books.Kathryn Rotondo is a software developer at Schematic. She received a graduatecertificate in software engineering from the Harvard Extension School and a certificatein Flash from the Rhode Island School of Design.Ashley Atkins is a senior software developer at Schematic, and has over six yearsof experience developing in ActionScript. His range of work extends from creatingsimple educational interactions to architecting and developing applications inFlex and AIR.Sam Ahn has architected and built RIAs over the past seven years for clientsincluding Pfizer, Wyeth, MINIUSA, and Puma. Currently he is a partner andfounder of The Morphic Group, an interactive development company focusing onFlash/Flex application development.