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July 3, 2007

Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) for JavaScript Developers--New from O'Reilly: Join the AIR Revolution

Sebastopol, CA--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.

Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) for JavaScript Developers Pocket Guide (O'Reilly, $14.99 US) explains how you can use AIR to build and deploy HTML and JavaScript-based web applications to the desktop. This pocket guide provides everything you need to understand AIR, and to get started developing applications for the desktop right away.

Topics include:

  • What AIR is, and the problems this runtime aims to solve
  • How to set up your development environment for AIR development
  • How to create your first application 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

This book also includes 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!

Mike Chambers has spent the last 8 years building applications that target the Flash runtime. During that time, he has worked with numerous technologies including Flash, Generator, .NET, Central, Flex, and Ajax. He is currently the senior product manager for developer relations for Apollo.

Daniel Dura is a Platform Evangelist at Adobe, focusing on Apollo and Flash. He is currently based in San Francisco, California.

Kevin Hoyt is a Platform Evangelist with Adobe Systems, Inc. who likes moving, breaking, blurring and jumping over the lines of conventional technology.

More information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and samples

Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) for JavaScript Developers Pocket Guide
Mike Chambers, Daniel Dura, Kevin Hoyt
ISBN: 0-596-51519-7, $14.99 USD

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