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Adobe AIR Programming Unleashed by Michael Givens, Stacy Tyler Young, Dimitrios Gianninas

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Chapter 2. Setting Up the Development Environment

IN THIS CHAPTER

To develop Adobe® Flex™-based Adobe® AIR™ applications, you have a choice between using Adobe Flex Builder 3 or your favorite Integrated Development Environment (IDE) in combination with the Adobe AIR software development kit (SDK). We investigate both approaches in this chapter.

First, let’s start with installing Adobe AIR—not the SDK but the actual runtime that will lay the foundation for future Adobe AIR application installations. This package will be installed on the end user’s machine. At the time of this writing, the size of the Adobe AIR installer hovers around 16MB. This varies ...

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