Chapter 1. Introducing Adobe AIR


This chapter covers


Whether you’re using HTML, Flash, Flex, or any of the other myriad technologies, there’s one common thread among them: all these applications are built using technologies that are designed for the Web. That’s fantastic if your goal is to build a web application, but it’s a real bummer if you want to build a desktop application. Adobe integrated runtime (AIR) solves this problem for you. Using Adobe AIR, you can leverage your existing web application skills with Flash and Flex (and HTML and JavaScript) to create desktop applications. This is an exciting ...

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