Similar in concept to the Java Runtime Environment, AIR includes a plug-in from Adobe that enables any Windows, Mac OS X or Linux computer to run applications developed with AIR. Now that today's interactive web applications offer the responsiveness and functionality of desktop programs, AIR turns the tables and enables you to develop these rich downloadable applications specifically for the desktop.
This concise pocket guide explains:
- What AIR is, and the problems this runtime aims to solve
- How to set up your development environment
- How to perform an array of common tasks with this runtime