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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 10. Understanding the Need for Remote Data

Flex developers are accustomed to on-demand delivery of their applications over the Internet or through an intranet. AIR applications, once installed, launch from the local machine, leading many developers to wonder if the use of AIR means they no longer need a server. This chapter examines why servers remain useful to AIR developers and how to use HTTPService, Web Services, and the AMF protocol to exchange data between your AIR application and the outside world.

Why Use a Server?

Perhaps a more fitting question is, “Why not use a server?” If you find that you require applications that can neither access data from other machines or networks nor share the data that is generated from using the application, ...

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