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Breaking Out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR by Nathan Weber, Tom Kaczanko, Peter Dilillo, Mike Nimer, Michael Labriola, Steve Zimmers, Andriy Kupriyenko, Jeff Tapper, Louie Penaflor

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Chapter 1. Building Your First AIR Application

When learning any new technology, it’s usually helpful to start with a small Hello World application that uses the technology to show a simple message on the screen. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to build your first AIR application, using both HTML and Flex-based content.

How to Build AIR Applications

AIR provides a platform in which web developers can build desktop applications using technologies they already know, such as HTML and JavaScript or Flex and Flash. An important thing to understand about AIR, regardless of whether your application is primarily HTML or SWF-based content, is the application will always consist of at least two files. One will be the main contents (either HTML or SWF), ...

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