Getting familiar witih Adobe AIR

3 Dec 2009 - 1:07pm
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cristine baumgarten
2009

I have about a week to figure out if Adobe AIR is a potential tool for
a new web portal I'm developing. I'm hoping it is, I'm looking
forward to using it.

For those of you who are familiar with it, do you think the best way
to get to know it is to set it up (I have no project funding yet but
I could do this at home), to read some of the "bibles" or are there
any good urls you know of? Being that I don't have a lot of time to
figure it out and then sell it, I'm looking for a good overview type
understanding but one with some depth. I've already looked at some of
the books and the Adobe site but I'm still not sure if it's really
going to work for us.

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4 Dec 2009 - 5:14am
Gregor Kiddie
2008

*Holds hand up* Flex / AIR dev here.

What's your actual requirements? AIR is much better suited to desktop
style applications than web replacement applications.

If you are looking to replace a current web portal site, Flex targeting
the Flash Player runtime (rather than the AIR runtime), will probably be
the more sensible choice.

Gk.

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I have about a week to figure out if Adobe AIR is a potential tool for
a new web portal I'm developing. I'm hoping it is, I'm looking
forward to using it.

For those of you who are familiar with it, do you think the best way
to get to know it is to set it up (I have no project funding yet but
I could do this at home), to read some of the "bibles" or are there
any good urls you know of? Being that I don't have a lot of time to
figure it out and then sell it, I'm looking for a good overview type
understanding but one with some depth. I've already looked at some of
the books and the Adobe site but I'm still not sure if it's really
going to work for us.
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4 Dec 2009 - 12:36pm
cristine baumgarten
2009

Sascha was totally right. I am too focused on my own learning
objectives. Thanks for that clarity, I wasn't seeing it. I was
trying to make the tool fit just so I could learn it.
It turns out we do have other ways of using AIR than the project at
hand. So, the pressure is off on the timeline. I went ahead and got a
book, and bought the software and will take it more slowly, and not
use it on the portal. Thanks so much IXDA community.

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