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

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Chapter 27. Using Adobe Flash 10 Features in Adobe AIR

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With the incremental release of Adobe® AIR™ 1.5, we developers now have access to most of the new features available in the Adobe® Flash® Player 10. If you are unfamiliar with the architecture of the Adobe AIR runtime, the Flash Player is one of its moving parts, which, of course, is used to render any Adobe® Flex™ application content.

The second major addition in this Adobe AIR 1.5 release is an update to the Webkit HTML engine, yet another major component of the runtime. The new version of Webkit contains a new JavaScript virtual machine (VM) called SquirrelFish. The SquirrelFish VM is a direct-threaded bytecode ...

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