Adobe AIR Bible by Benjamin Gorton

By Benjamin Gorton

Adobe built-in Runtime (AIR) enables you to use scripting languages and frees you from the boring elements of development—so you could specialize in developing interesting and cost-saving program consumer interfaces utilizing Flash, Flex, and JavaScript. locate the entire suggestions, options, and top practices you must achieve this accomplished reference, together with fitting AIR throughout home windows, Mac, or Linux; studying AIR programming, improvement, and debugging necessities; and lots more and plenty extra.

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Of course, AIR applications will run on Windows Vista and XP, on OS X Tiger and Leopard, and on Linux. But given that they are written in either JavaScript or ActionScript, the same application can be modified to run in a browser. The extent to which this can be done depends on the application, but it’s still a pretty powerful possibility. There aren’t many applications out there that have a desktop and a Web interface, and there are almost none that have the same interface for both. If you are building AJAX applications, you can easily have a version that works for iPhones and for the Web, and another version that runs on the desktop!

However, the combination of Mozilla Prism with Google Gears would actually provide a similar set of functionality as AIR, so you should expect to see some interesting mashups between these two technologies. There are actually a few other technologies similar to Gears or related to Gears, such as the Dojo Offline Toolkit for JavaScript. Most of these technologies are conceptually similar — JavaScript developers can create a Web application that runs from a desktop icon, looks similar to a standard desktop application, and takes advantage of some local storage capacity.

8). You can self-sign the application, but it is more important to obtain a trusted certificate so that users can trust your application when it is installed. CROSS-REF You can find more details on digital signatures in Chapter 5. 8 The Digital Signature window Dreamweaver CS3 Dreamweaver is a Web development and design application widely used by developers and designers alike for its intuitive visual layout tools and advanced coding development environment. You can use Dreamweaver to develop AIR applications with an installed extension available from Adobe.

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