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Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) for JavaScript Developers Pocket Guide

by Mike Chambers Daniel Dura Kevin Hoyt

Written by members of the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) product team, this is the official guide to the beta release of Adobe's new cross-platform desktop runtime, previously known by its code name Apollo. This book explains how you can use AIR to build and deploy HTML and JavaScript-based web applications to the desktop, using all of the tools and technologies with which you are already familiar. Everything you need to know about this platform is right here, so you can start building applications with AIR right away. Topics include: What AIR is, and the problems this runtime aims to solve How to set up your development environment How to create your first app using HTML and JavaScript The HTML and JavaScript environments within AIR How to do common tasks, presented in the easy-to-use O'Reilly Cookbook format Also included is a guide to AIR packages, classes and command line tools. Once you understand the basics of building an HTML- and JavaScript-based AIR applications, this pocket guide makes an ideal reference for tackling specific problems. Welcome to the revolution! Adobe Developer Library is a co-publishing partnership between O'Reilly Media and Adobe Systems, Inc. and is designed to produce the number one information resources for developers who use Adobe technologies. Created in 2006, the Adobe Developer Library is the official source for comprehensive learning solutions to help developers create expressive and interactive web applications that can reach virtually anyone on any platform. With top-notch books and innovative online resources covering the latest in rich Internet application development, the Adobe Developer Library offers expert training and in-depth resources, straight from the source.

AIR for Javascript Developers Pocket Guide

by Mike Chambers Daniel Dura Kevin Hoyt Dragos Georgita

This book is the official guide to Adobe ® AIR[TM], written by members of the AIR team. With Adobe AIR, web developers can use technologies like HTML and JavaScript to build and deploy web applications to the desktop. Packed with examples, this book explains how AIR works and features recipes for performing common runtime tasks. Part of the Adobe Developer Library, this concise pocket guide explains:What Adobe AIR is, and the problems this runtime aims to solve How to set up your development environment The HTML and JavaScript environments within AIR How to create your first AIR application using HTML and JavaScript Ways to perform an array of common tasks with this runtimeAlso included is a guide to AIR packages, classes, and command line tools. Once you understand the basics of building HTML- and JavaScript-based AIR applications, this book makes an ideal reference for tackling specific problems. It offers a quick introduction to a significant new development technology, which lets you combine the reach and ease of the Web with the power of the desktop.

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