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Breaking Out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR

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Breaking Out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR


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  • Copyright 2009
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-50356-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-50356-5

With the introduction of Adobe AIR, Flex developers have more capability than ever before. Now you can build dynamic applications that combine the rich experience of a traditional desktop application with the power of the Internet. Leveraging your existing knowledge of Adobe Flex and Flash, Breaking out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR will help you build well-architected desktop applications. Flex and Flash experts Jeff Tapper and Michael Labriola will teach you techniques to create truly custom interfaces by leading you through exercises with a real world time-tracking application. The book’s abundance of examples will help you become adept at interacting with the end user’s underlying operating system and teach you the most important concepts for using AIR.


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Table of Contents

The Genesis of AIR
Chapter 1: Building Your First AIR Application
Chapter 2: Working with the Time Tracker Application
Chapter 3: Interacting with the Clipboard
Chapter 4: Implementing Drag and Drop Between the OS and AIR
Chapter 5: Reading and Writing to a SQLite Database
Chapter 6: Interacting with the File System
Chapter 7: Customizing the Look and Feel of an Application
Chapter 8: Working with the Presence API
Chapter 9: Using HTML Content in a Flex/AIR Application
Chapter 10: Understanding the Need for Remote Data
Chapter 11: Communicating with Adobe BlazeDS
Chapter 12: Testing AIR Applications with Fluint
Chapter 13: Deploying AIR Applications
Chapter 14: Understanding AIR Security
Appendix A: Getting Started with AIR
Appendix B: Considerations for Working with AIR 1.1


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