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Description - Adobe AIR in Action by Joseph Lott

HIGHLIGHT With Adobe AIR--the Adobe Integrated Runtime--web developers use their existing Flash, Flex, and Ajax skills to build rich, cross-platform desktop applications. Adobe AIR in Action is a compact, example-driven tutorial that introduces and illuminates Adobe AIR. DESCRIPTION Adobe AIR is one of the hottest topics in rich application development. This exciting new technology is still in beta, but it's already being adopted by such web giants as eBay. With AIR, web developers use their existing skills to build rich applications that flow seamlessly between the Internet and the desktop. Adobe AIR in Action introduces AIR to developers familiar with Flex and JavaScript, showing them how to build solid AIR-driven desktop and hybrid applications. Using small examples, the expert authors walk web developers through the new topics they will need to develop AIR applications for the desktop. Readers will learn the essential features of the AIR API with examples and code samples that web professionals can use to get up and running in AIR quickly. The book describes how to create and customize native windows and how 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 the increased resources available to desktop applications. Sometimes-connected, web-enabled applications are gaining in popularity, and web developers of all stripes 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: 7-Aug-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 several other related books. Kathryn Rotondo is a software developer at Schematic. She received a graduate certificate in software engineering from the Harvard Extension School and a certificate in Flash from the Rhode Island School of Design. Ashley Atkins is a senior software developer at Schematic, and has over six years of experience developing in ActionScript. His range of work extends from creating simple educational interactions to architecting and developing applications in Flex and AIR. Sam Ahn has architected and built RIAs over the past seven years for clients including Pfizer, Wyeth, MINIUSA, and Puma. Currently he is a partner and founder of The Morphic Group, an interactive development company focusing on Flash/Flex application development.