Adobe AIR Programming Unleashed
Covers version 1.5 of Adobe AIR
Written to help you hit the ground running, this book teaches you how to build state-of-the-art rich desktop applications on the breakthrough Adobe AIR platform.
If youâre ready to build the next generation of rich hybrid desktop applications, Adobe AIR is the development platform youâve been searching for...and this is the book you need to kick-start new projects using this exciting new technology.
Detailed information on how to...
- Install and configure your Adobe AIR development environment
- Build the next generation web/desktop hybrid applications to run on Adobe AIR
- Add new desktop capabilities to your web applications such as native windows, local file I/O, and client-side databases
- Create HTML/Adobe Flex mash-up applications
- Push data to Adobe AIR clients using BlazeDS, an open source Java remoting and messaging technology
- Package, distribute, and update Adobe AIR applications
- Work with display objects in 3D space by leveraging Adobe Flash Player 10
- Build Adobe AIR applications using common frameworks like Cairngorm
- Create automated builds using Apache Ant, complete with FlexUnit testing strategies
- Create a peer-to-peer photo-sharing application by combining Adobe AIR and Java
Part IÂ Â Â Â Â Â Getting Started with Adobe AIR
1Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Introduction to Adobe AIR 9
2Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Setting Up the Development Environment 15
3Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Creating an Adobe AIR Application 29
4Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Debugging Adobe AIR Applications 51
Part IIÂ Â Â Â Â Â Building Adobe AIR Applications
5Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Working with Windows 67
6Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Working with Screens 89
7Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Working with Files and Directories 101
8Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Understanding the Drag-and-Drop API 115
9Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Working with Copy and Paste 129
10Â Â Â Â Â Â Working with Native Menus 159
11Â Â Â Â Â Â Adding User Notifications 177
12Â Â Â Â Â Â Working with Local Databases 189
13Â Â Â Â Â Â Understanding Networking and Local Connections 213
14Â Â Â Â Â Â Working with Adobe Flex AIR Components 251
Part IIIÂ Â Â Â Â Â Securing Adobe AIR Applications
15Â Â Â Â Â Â Understanding Security Sandboxes 263
16Â Â Â Â Â Â Using the Encrypted Local Store 273
Part IVÂ Â Â Â Â Â Deploying Adobe AIR Applications
17Â Â Â Â Â Â Distributing Adobe AIR Applications 283
18Â Â Â Â Â Â Updating Adobe AIR Applications 309
Part VÂ Â Â Â Â Â Architecting Adobe AIR Applications
19Â Â Â Â Â Â Introduction to Frameworks and Design Patterns 321
20Â Â Â Â Â Â Building Adobe AIR Applications Using the Cairngorm Microarchitecture 335
Part VIÂ Â Â Â Â Â Agile Development with Adobe AIR
21Â Â Â Â Â Â Creating a Build Process 359
22Â Â Â Â Â Â Incorporating Unit Testing 373
23Â Â Â Â Â Â Continuous Integration with Adobe AIR 393
Part VIIÂ Â Â Â Â Â Real-World Projects
24Â Â Â Â Â Â Contact Manager with Integrated Yahoo! Maps 411
25Â Â Â Â Â Â Peer-to-Peer Photo Sharing Using Adobe AIR, Bonjour, and Java 421
26Â Â Â Â Â Â Building a Video Distribution System 427
Part VIIIÂ Â Â Â Â Â Adobe AIR 1.5 and Adobe Flash 10 Extras
27Â Â Â Â Â Â Using Adobe Flash 10 Features in Adobe AIR 439
AÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Adobe AIR Resources for Developers 451
BÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Adobe AIR API Reference Poster (Downloadable) 455
CÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Downloading Source Code for
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