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Flash Builder @ Work: Building AIR Applications by Cesare Rocchi

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BUILDING AIR APPLICATIONS

In this section we describe an Adobe AIR application and its differences with respect to Flex applications. We also describe how to set up an Adobe AIR project and explain the different ways to package an application for distribution. We highlight the capabilities of the Adobe AIR framework, such as reading and writing files, interacting with local databases, and detecting and manipulating storage devices connected to the computer.

AIR is an acronym for Adobe Integrated Runtime. Much like the Java runtime, it is an environment that allows executing desktop applications built with the Adobe AIR SDK (Software Development Kit). It enables developers to build desktop applications by using well-known web technologies like ...

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