Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) for JavaScript Developers Pocket Guide

Mike Chambers, Daniel Dura, Kevin Hoyt

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2007-07-13
  • 定價: $530
  • 售價: 1.9$99
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 176
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596515197
  • ISBN-13: 9780596515195
  • 相關分類: JavaScript
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Written by members of the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) product team, this is the official guide to the beta release of Adobe's new cross-platform desktop runtime, previously known by its code name Apollo.

This book explains how you can use AIR to build and deploy HTML and JavaScript-based web applications to the desktop, using all of the tools and technologies with which you are already familiar. Everything you need to know about this platform is right here, so you can start building applications with AIR right away.

Topics include:
  • What AIR is, and the problems this runtime aims to solve
  • How to set up your development environment
  • How to create your first app using HTML and JavaScript
  • The HTML and JavaScript environments within AIR
  • How to do common tasks, presented in the easy-to-use O'Reilly Cookbook format
Also included is a guide to AIR packages, classes and command line tools. Once you understand the basics of building an HTML- and JavaScript-based AIR applications, this pocket guide makes an ideal reference for tackling specific problems. Welcome to the revolution!

Adobe Developer Library is a co-publishing partnership between O'Reilly Media and Adobe Systems, Inc. and is designed to produce the number one information resources for developers who use Adobe technologies. Created in 2006, the Adobe Developer Library is the official source for comprehensive learning solutions to help developers create expressive and interactive web applications that can reach virtually anyone on any platform. With top-notch books and innovative online resources covering the latest in rich Internet application development, the Adobe Developer Library offers expert training and in-depth resources, straight from the source.

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Adobe Integrated  Runtime (AIR)  

     A Short History of Web Applications 

     Problems with Delivering Applications via the Browser 

     Introducing the Adobe Integrated Runtime 

     Primary AIR Technologies 

Chapter 2:. Getting Started with AIR Development

     What Do You Need to Develop AIR Applications? 

     Uninstalling Pre-Beta Versions of Adobe AIR 

     Installing Adobe AIR 

     Uninstalling Adobe AIR Beta 

     Setting Up the AIR SDK andCommand-Line Tools 

     Creating a Simple AIR Application with HTML and JavaScript 

     Testing the Application 

     Packaging and Deploying the AIR Application 

Working with JavaScript and HTML Within AIR  

     WebKit Within the Adobe Integrated Runtime 

     JavaScript Within AIR 

     AIR Implementation of Functionality 

     Accessing AIR APIs from JavaScript 

Chapter 4:. AIR Mini-Cookbook

     Application Chrome 


     File API 

     File Pickers 

     Service and Server Monitoring 


     Drag and Drop 

     Embedded Database 

     Command-Line Arguments 



AIR Command-Line Tools  

Appendix B:. AIR JavaScript Aliases