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Inside Adobe AIR runtime

The Adobe AIR runtime may be a relatively new platform, but it actually embeds three highly mature and stable cross-platform technologies to power AIR applications. These are the following: WebKit: Used for rendering HTML content inside an AIR app. WebKit is an open source, cross-platform browser and is the underlying rendering engine on which Apple’s…

Discovering Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR enables Web developers to create cross-platform desktop applica- tions using and combining familiar Web technologies that they are already skilled in — such as HTML, JavaScript, Ajax, Flash, and Flex. Even though the technologies used to create it are Web based, an AIR appli- cation looks and feels like a normal Windows or…

Getting Started with Adobe AIR

Web developers, unite! For all too long, Web developers have been oppressed by the shackles of the browser window, their creativity stifled by cross-browser compatibility issues, their self-image hurt by the scoffs of desktop app programmers who trivialize browser-based solutions. . . But that was then; this is now. Or, to mimic the voiceover from…