Author: Joseph Lott, Kathryn Rotondo, Samuel Ahn & Ashley Atkins
Publisher: Manning, 2008
Aimed at: Flash/Flex developers that want to write AIR applications
Pros: Simple and straightforward
Cons: None, really
Reviewed by: Dave Wheeler
Flex and Flash developers have long had the capability to create interesting, rich Internet applications that were hosted within the browser. With Adobe AIR they can now easily create applications that are installed onto the desktop. Of course, this brings new facilities to the environment, such as interactions with the file system, monitoring network connectivity and accessing databases.
The book is well focused, well written and does precisely what it says on cover. I liked it, and if you're planning on using your Flex skills to write AIR applications, this will rapidly get you started.
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