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Adobe Air

  1. 1. Adobe AIR A presentation by
  2. 2. contents I.  what is AIR? II.  what does it all mean? III.  why should I use AIR? IV.  what does AIR look like? V.  who uses AIR? VI.  want to get some? A presentation by
  3. 3. what is AIR? a run-time environment creates RIAs (rich internet applications) using standard web technologies (HTML, CSS, JS, AJAX) , Adobe Flex, and Adobe Flash desktop-based web application system build & deploy applications with Adobe AIR SDK A presentation by
  4. 4. what is AIR? 3 ways to develop AIR apps: 1.  HTML/AJAX in conjunction with the web kit 2.  Flex Builder 3 3.  Flash CS3 A presentation by
  5. 5. what is AIR? data options database server via web services local XML file local SQLite server encrypted local store A presentation by
  6. 6. what does it all mean? web applications: work with the local file system integrate with Windows Manager have access to OS-centric functionality A presentation by
  7. 7. what does it all mean? developers: can use existing knowledge of web technologies to deploy applications to a user’s desktop. users: get the best of both worlds: rich interfaces and the local resources of a desktop application along with networked benefits of the web. A presentation by
  8. 8. why should I use AIR? pros fast execution-ActionScript 3.0 has a JIT (just in time) compiler,putting it on par with Java or .NET for raw performance. cross-platform- AIR apps will run on Windows XP and Vista,Mac OS X (Power PC and Intel),Linux, (though not in beta). easy conversion of Flex or HTML applications- It’s the same basic runtime. In the case of HTML, AIR apps rely on WebKit, the core component in Apple Safari’s web browser. A presentation by
  9. 9. why should I use AIR? pros (continued) easy installation-provided the runtime has installed successfully, installing AIR applications is likely to be trouble- free, since all the files go into the application directory. ability to operate offline- synchronization services provided you use LiveCycle. Synchronization is the difficult part of enabling offline support in occasionally connected applications. A presentation by
  10. 10. why should I use AIR? cons limited extensibility-AIR apps have file access, clipboard access, support multiple windows, drag and drop, and can trigger notifications. if your app needs to interact with the desktop in other ways, the chances are that AIR is not suitable. for example, there’s no access to COM automation, and no way to execute external applications. database access limited to SQLite/web services no specific enterprise deployment proprietary technology security concerns A presentation by
  11. 11. what does AIR look like? quick installation: A presentation by
  12. 12. who uses AIR? A presentation by
  13. 13. want an AIR app?




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