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 participants of the Adobe built-in Runtime (AIR) product crew, this can be the authentic consultant to the beta unlock of Adobe's new cross-platform computing device runtime, formerly recognized by means of its code identify Apollo. This booklet explains how one can use AIR to construct and installation HTML and JavaScript-based internet purposes to the computer, utilizing all the instruments and applied sciences with that you are already regularly occurring. every thing you must learn about this platform is correct the following, so that you can commence construction purposes with AIR without delay. subject matters comprise:

  • What AIR is, and the issues this runtime goals to solve
  • How to establish your improvement environment
  • How to create your first app utilizing HTML and JavaScript
  • The HTML and JavaScript environments inside of AIR
  • How to do universal projects, offered within the easy-to-use O'Reilly Cookbook format

additionally incorporated is a consultant to AIR programs, sessions and command line instruments. when you comprehend the fundamentals of creating an HTML- and JavaScript-based AIR functions, this pocket consultant makes an incredible reference for tackling particular difficulties. Welcome to the revolution! Adobe Developer Library is a co-publishing partnership among O'Reilly Media and Adobe structures, Inc. and is designed to supply the #1 info assets for builders who use Adobe applied sciences. Created in 2006, the Adobe Developer Library is the reputable resource for finished studying strategies to aid builders create expressive and interactive net purposes that may succeed in almost someone on any platform. With top-notch books and cutting edge on-line assets overlaying the most recent in wealthy net program improvement, the Adobe Developer Library bargains specialist education and in-depth assets, instantly from the resource.

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Primary AIR Technologies | 11 This low-level integration also within Adobe AIR that run Adobe AIR provides script languages and environments, possible: applies to the script engines ActionScript and JavaScript. ” So when passing an object instance from JavaScript to ActionScript (or vice versa), changes to that instance in one environment will affect the instance in the other environment. Among other things, this makes it possible to instantiate and use Flash Player APIs directly from JavaScript, or to register and listen for events.

TIP Adobe AIR APIs are available to both ActionScript and JavaScript. Some of the new functionality includes, but is not limited to: • • • • • • • • • Complete file I/O API Complete native windowing API Complete native menuing API (Mac only in beta) Online/Offline APIs to detect when service connectivity has changed Complete control over application chrome Local storage/settings APIs System notification APIs that tie into OS-specific notification mechanisms (not implemented in Beta) Application update APIs SQLite embedded database Note that functionality may be implemented directly within the Adobe Integrated Runtime or on the framework layer (in Flex and JavaScript), or by using a combination of both.

First, it is important to note that Adobe AIR runs on top of the operating system’s security layer. It does not provide any way to get around or subvert this security. This is important, because it means Adobe AIR applications can work only within the permissions given to it by the operating system— and all current and any new security capabilities that the OS implements. In order to run an Adobe AIR application, a user must download the application to the desktop, go through an install ritual, and then launch the application.

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