Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) for JavaScript Developers by Mike Chambers, Daniel Dura, Kevin Hoyt, Dragos Georgita

By Mike Chambers, Daniel Dura, Kevin Hoyt, Dragos Georgita

Written via individuals of the Adobe built-in Runtime (AIR) product group, this can be the reputable advisor to the beta unlock of Adobe's new cross-platform computing device runtime, formerly identified by means of its code identify Apollo. This publication explains how one can use AIR to construct and installation HTML and JavaScript-based internet functions to the laptop, utilizing the entire instruments and applied sciences with that you are already regularly occurring. every thing you must find out about this platform is correct right here, so that you can begin development purposes with AIR at once. subject matters comprise: What AIR is, and the issues this runtime goals to resolve the way to arrange your improvement setting tips to create your first app utilizing HTML and JavaScript The HTML and JavaScript environments inside AIR find out how to do universal projects, awarded within the easy-to-use O'Reilly Cookbook layout additionally incorporated is a consultant to AIR programs, sessions and command line instruments. when you comprehend the fundamentals of establishing an HTML- and JavaScript-based AIR purposes, this pocket consultant makes a great reference for tackling particular difficulties. Welcome to the revolution!Adobe Developer Library is a co-publishing partnership among O'Reilly Media and Adobe platforms, Inc. and is designed to provide the number 1 details assets for builders who use Adobe applied sciences. Created in 2006, the Adobe Developer Library is the reputable resource for finished studying ideas to assist builders create expressive and interactive internet functions that could achieve almost somebody on any platform. With top-notch books and cutting edge on-line assets protecting the most recent in wealthy web software improvement, the Adobe Developer Library deals professional education and in-depth assets, immediately from the resource.

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However, you can also include other files, icons, directories, and assets that will be bundled with the AIR file, and installed alongside your application. These files will then be available to the application at runtime. Packaging and Deploying the AIR Application | 39 Creating an AIR File Using ADT The ADT command-line tool included in the Adobe AIR SDK is used to create AIR files. Its usage format is: adl –package AIRFILENAME FILESTOINCLUDE To create an AIR file for our application: 1. Open a terminal (Mac OS X) or Console (Windows) window.

Make sure that you have correctly installed the Beta version of Adobe AIR. 2. Make sure that there were no errors when you created the AIR file via ADL. 3. Make sure that you have uninstalled any previous versions of Adobe AIR. Once you have confirmed that the application is installed and runs correctly, you can relaunch it by clicking its icon. The default shortcut location varies, depending on your operating system: System Shortcut Mac OS X /Users//Applications Windows Start Menu ➝ Programs ➝ Deploying the AIR File Once you have successfully created and packaged your AIR application, all that is left is to distribute the application.

The fact that there are so many web applications despite the disadvantages discussed earlier is a testament to the advantages of running within the browser. When those advantages outweigh the disadvantages, developers will still deploy their applications via the web browser. But it’s not necessarily an either/or question. Because Adobe AIR applications are built using web technologies, the application that you deploy via the web browser can be quickly turned into an Adobe AIR application. You can have a webbased version that provides the browser-based functionality, and then also have an AIR-based version that takes advantage of running on the desktop.

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