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

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Chapter 13. Understanding Networking and Local Connections

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Building Adobe® AIR™ applications that run on the desktop but that also combine the power of server-side operations is another important capability for the Adobe AIR runtime. Combining the proximity that only desktop applications provide with the powerful capabilities of remote server interactions, Adobe AIR applications can provide a one-two punch to other competing technologies with

  • Remoting

  • HTTP communication

  • Web services

  • Messaging

  • Local connections

Remoting, with technologies such as ASP.NET, ColdFusion, J2EE, ...

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