Chapter 1. Introduction to Adobe AIR

IN THIS CHAPTER

Conceptual Overview

Welcome to the new and exciting world of the Adobe® AIR™ version 1.5!

I promised myself that when it came down to writing the introduction to this book, I would not succumb to the urge of going back in time and talking about “the birds and the bees” of modern-day computer programming. After sampling a variety of technical books on the market, you’d swear the “history talk” is some kind of right of passage for authors.

Thanks to a co-worker of mine, I’ve had to throw that plan out the window. He pointed out that scores of kids who have never known a world without the Internet are soon to be unleashed into ...

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