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Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers – O'Reilly Pocket Guide

by Simon. Average Reading Time: about a minute.

Adobe AIR for JavaScript DevelopersMike Chambers announced at the onAIR tour London event last week that he would be releasing an electronic version of the Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers pocket book, by the publishers O’Reilly, under Creative Commons licence terms. Well, good to his word, you can download the pocket reference from the Adobe onAIR website.

This book is the official guide to Adobe AIR, written by members of the AIR team. With Adobe AIR, web developers can use technologies like HTML and JavaScript to build and deploy web applications to the desktop. Packed with examples, this book explains how AIR works and features recipes for performing common runtime tasks. Part of the Adobe Developer Library, this concise pocket guide explains:

  • What Adobe AIR is, and the problems this runtime aims to solve
  • How to set up your development environment
  • The HTML and JavaScript environments within AIR
  • How to create your first AIR application using HTML and JavaScript
  • Ways to perform an array of common tasks with this runtime

Also included is a guide to AIR packages, classes, and command line tools. Once you understand the basics of building HTML– and JavaScript-based AIR applications, this book makes an ideal reference for tackling specific problems. It offers a quick introduction to a significant new development technology, which lets you combine the reach and ease of the Web with the power of the desktop.

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